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American Long Jumper Loses Title After Cannabis Test

Tara Davis-Woodhall tests positive for THC, though critics question why drug is banned

(Newser) - Long jumper Tara Davis-Woodhall took first in the USA Track & Field championships back in February with a leap of 6.99 meters, or 22 feet, 11 inches. She has since had to give up that national title, however, because of a cannabis test, reports the Washington Post . The US...

Track Star Who Was Suspended Questions Skater's Case

Sha'Carri Richardson had to sit out Summer Olympics after flunking a drug test

(Newser) - When Sha'Carri Richardson failed a drug test, the American sprinter was kept from competing in last year's Summer Olympics in Tokyo. When Kamila Valieva flunked a drug test, the Russian skater was allowed to continue competing in the ongoing Winter Olympics in Beijing. That leaves Richardson with a...

After Olympic Letdown, WADA to Review Controversial Ban

Sha'Carri Richardson lost spot in Tokyo Games due to pot use

(Newser) - Sha'Carri Richardson missed her chance to compete in Tokyo's Summer Olympics due to pot use, but a move by the World Anti-Doping Agency could keep future athletes from meeting the same fate. On Tuesday, WADA announced it will set up an advisory committee to review whether cannabis should...

Sha'Carri Richardson: 'I'm Not Done'

She finished last in return to 100 meters

(Newser) - Sha'Carri Richardson had a very disappointing weekend at the Prefontaine Classic—but the 21-year-old sprinter says she is far from finished. Richardson, who won the 100 meters at the US Olympic trials in June but was disqualified due to marijuana use , finished in last place in a field of...

Richardson Runs to Kanye West Track in New Ad

Sprinter left off Olympic team appears in Beats by Dre commercial

(Newser) - Sha'Carri Richardson won't be competing in the Tokyo Olympics, but she can compete with the Games. The star sprinter, who was left off the US track team after a positive test for marijuana, appears in a new Beats by Dre commercial that ran during Game 6 of the...

Sha'Carri Richardson Is Out of Olympics Entirely

US leaves her off the 4x100 relay list

(Newser) - After sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson was disqualified from competing in the 100-meter individual race at the Tokyo Olympics due to pot use it remained unclear whether she'd be able to compete at the Games at all. But on Tuesday, USA Track and Field answered that question when it left...

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