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The List Of 'Whereabouts Failures' Continues To Grow

The List Of 'Whereabouts Failures' Continues To Grow

Christian Coleman was charged with a 'whereabouts failure' in what is now a growing list of athletes violating this anti-doping protocol.

Jun 17, 2020 by Gordon Mack
The List Of 'Whereabouts Failures' Continues To Grow
2019 World Champion, Christian Coleman is the latest 'high-profile' athlete to be charged with a 'whereabouts failure' in what is now a growing list of athletes violating this anti-doping protocol.

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2019 World Champion, Christian Coleman is the latest 'high-profile' athlete to be charged with a 'whereabouts failure' in what is now a growing list of athletes violating this anti-doping protocol.

What Is A 'Whereabouts Failure'?

An athlete is charged with a 'whereabouts failure' if he or she commits any of the following infringements a total of three times within a 12-month window.

1) Fail to submit your whereabouts by the required deadline

2) Fail to update your whereabouts or not update them as soon as possible after a change of circumstances

3) File your whereabouts on time but they are incomplete or inaccurate or insufficient to enable testers to locate you for testing (training address missing, home address too vague, competition schedule missing or incomplete, no address of temporary accommodation during competition…)

4) The Athletics Integrity Unit finds out that your whereabouts are inaccurate or incomplete following an unsuccessful attempt to test you (e.g. an athlete lives in a gated complex and fails to give instructions to the security gate to let the doping control officer in)

5) You are not available for testing at the location corresponding to your 60-minute time slot


A List Of Notable Athletes To Be Charged Or Found Guilty Of 'Whereabouts Failure'

DATEATHLETESTATUS
06/04/20Salwa Eid Naser (BRN)Charge Issued
05/14/20Christian Coleman (USA)Charge Issued
03/30/20Deajah Stevens (USA)Pending Before Disciplinary Trial
03/17/20Gabrielle Thomas (USA)Referred To Disciplinary Trial
03/17/20Alex Korio (KEN)Charge Issued
01/14/20Alfred Kipketer (KEN)Pending Before Disciplinary Trial
01/10/20Wilson Kipsang (KEN)Pending Before Disciplinary Trial
01/07/20Michelle Lee-Ahye (TTO)Appeal Filed, Pending CAS Hearing
04/11/19Albert Rop (BRN)Serving 2-Year Ban
08/03/18Danil Lysenko (RUS)Charge Issued
10/20/17Juliana Moreira (BRA)Serving 8-Year Ban (tested positive as well)
08/15/17Marquise Goodwin (USA)Served 1-Year Ban
04/20/17Brianna McNeal (USA)Served 1-Year Ban
06/20/14Jeremy Hicks (USA)Served 1-Year Ban
06/06/14Reggie Dixon (USA)Served 1-Year Ban
04/21/14Walter Davis (USA)Served 1-Year Ban
04/18/13Shawn Crawford (USA)Served 2-Year Ban
08/30/10Mark Jelks (USA)Served 2-Year Ban