The Great Britain 4×100 meter relay team was forced to return their Olympic…




The Great Britain 4×100 meter relay team was forced to return their Olympic silver medals

The British Olympic Association said Thursday that Great Britain’s track and field 4×100 meter relay team will return their silver medals from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

After the Court of Arbitration for Sport found that runner Chijindu Ujah had broken anti-doping rules, Team Great Britain was kicked out of the event in August of last year.

According to a February announcement from the CAS, Mr. Ujah was found to have used illegal drugs.

“We have had to ask for the medals, certificates, and pins back with great grief,” BOA CEO Andy Anson said in a statement on Thursday.

“It’s heartbreaking for Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Zharnel Hughes, but it’s especially heartbreaking for Richard Kilty, who only raced in one event in Tokyo.” We’ve written to each of them to let them know that their particular status at the BOA has not been lowered. “

Last summer, Team Great Britain came in second to Italy in the relay.

After receiving a bronze in August, Canada will now win silver medals. According to Reuters, China will receive bronze medals for finishing fourth in the race.