AIU 10-year ban: Okagbare may head for court

By Daily Sports Nigeria on February 20, 2022

Views: 267

Banned Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare is not taking the Athletics Integrity Union, AIU panel report with kid gloves and is set to go the whole full to prove her innocence.

Okagbare, wrote on her twitter handle on Saturday morning Blessing Okagbare MFR@mountain214: “My attention has been drawn to the statement issued by the AIU regarding its disciplinary panel. My lawyers are currently studying it for our next line of action which we will inform you soon.” She ended the message with a prayer emoji and a love sign.
According to, the African, Commonwealth, World and Olympic medalist told the AIU and its disciplinary tribunal she has never used any prohibited substances in her storied career and will probably appeal the 10 year ban.
On 30 July 2021, the World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland reported the presence of human growth hormone hGH10 in her Second Sample and the Nigerian was promptly notified.
The same day, Okagbare provided her explanation for the hGH AAF.
In summary, her explanation was that she had never used any Prohibited Substances and asserted that the following might explain the hGH AAF:
Treatment for fever over three days including an injection and pills; Changes in menstrual cycle including severe bleeding; Thyroid medication; Use of a prenatal vitamin; Use of supplements; and/or Consumption of contaminated food.

Source Sporting Sun

Posted February 20, 2022


You may also like...
Wijnaldum Scores Twice As Netherlands Beat Bosnia

Bayelsa Bet9ja Super League 2019 Set To Kick...

Super Eagles Will Bounce Back In The Next...

Dare splashes N2m on victorious Golden Eaglets, praises...

My Best Decision Was Representing Nigeria Instead of...

Real Madrid Confirm Alaba Signing


Latest News The Undertaker excited by Adesanya’s UFC 276 ‘deadman’ entrance South Africa Coach, Ellis: How We Clipped Super Falcons Wings Morocco 2022 AWCON Football Summit: Super Falcons Go For Kill Adesanya defeats Cannonier to retain UFC 276 middleweight title, targets Pereira U.S. schools saved Nigeria N26m at national trials, says AFN Performance Director Falcons begin quest for 10th title, battle old foes, Banyana Banyana in Rabat NCDMB boss urges oil workers to play golf for physical fitness CAF announces Super League with $100m prize money We’ll Miss You So Much’ –Morelos Bids Farewell To Balogun Watering The Roots: How MTN Is Powering The Advancement Of Grassroots Football In Nigeria Ronaldo Interested In Joining Chelsea ‘Why Super Falcons Remain Dominant In Africa’ —South Africa Coach, Ellis


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (49,933 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (41,119 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (39,542 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (39,519 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (39,258 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (39,090 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (38,814 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (38,198 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (37,577 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (36,492 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (34,853 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (34,314 views)




News Athletics (424) Basketball (302) Boxing (727) Columnists (670) Euro Soccer Update (13617) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (68) Golf (122) Interviews (17) Live Commentary (7) News (8111) NPL Glo Premier League (1316) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (10) Tennis (933)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.

Social Media