World Championships 5,000m 2nd Place’ Kathir Suspended for 2 Years for Doping Violation

Mohamed Katir (25, Spain) was suspended for two years for violating doping rules.

On the 17th (Korean time), the Athlete Ethics Committee (AIU), an independent body of the World Association of Athletics Federations, said, “Kathyr admitted to the charge of evading doping tests three times in one year,” and added, “From February 7 of this year to February 2, 2026.

“The player’s qualifications will be suspended until the 6th of February,” he said.

Athletes in elite sports are required to register ‘Assembly Information for Unannounced Testing’ (ADAMS).

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspends an athlete if he or she fails to submit to an unannounced doping test three times in a row. 카지노사이트

The doping medical examiner visited three times based on the location information provided by Kathir, but Kathir was not there.

Initially, Katir said, “Although the AIU pointed out that it was a ‘violation of location information,’ I was able to sufficiently undergo a doping test at the location and time I listed,” and added, “I have been accused of ‘out-of-competition doping’ by providing urine or blood samples several times in recent months.”

He pleaded not guilty, saying, “I took a test.

I have never used banned substances or evaded a doping test.”

However, as the investigation continued, he admitted to the charges.

Kathir, who was born in Morocco and acquired Spanish nationality, has established himself as a world-class middle and long-distance runner.

Last year he finished second in the men’s 5,000m at the Budapest World Championships, and third in the 1,500m at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene.

Kathir also holds the men’s 5,000m European record (12:45.01).

However, he was suspended for two years and was unable to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2025 Tokyo World Athletics Championships.

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