Amos misses doping test


Commonwealth Games 800m champion, Nijel Amos has missed an out-of-competition doping test after a doping control officer failed to locate him at his South African address last month.

According to a letter from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), a doping control officer failed to locate Amos at the given address in Potchefstroom in South Africa on February 12.

It is the first time that Amos has missed a doping test and will likely escape with a warning. However, if an athlete misses three tests, he or she faces a ban of between one and two years. He was expected to respond to IAAF concerning his no-show by last week. Efforts to get a comment from Amos were futile at press time as his phone rang unanswered while the BAA confirmed the development.

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