Sprinter cleared of deliberately taking performance-enhancing drugs says he always believed the truth would come out
“Obviously, I made a mistake,” CJ Ujah says quietly, as he breaks his 14-month silence on the failed drug test that led to Team GB’s biggest Olympic doping scandal. “But people make mistakes. I am not a cheat.”
As all that pent-up frustration and pain begins to uncoil, revelation follows revelation. How it was a basic amino acid supplement – bought off Amazon for £10 during lockdown – that caused his positive test in Tokyo. How he thought the email telling him the news was a hoax. And, just as remarkably, that he was not tested in the buildup to last year’s Games, despite being among the world’s leading sprinters.
Written by Exclusive by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/10/cj-ujah-i-had-this-stain-team-gb-sprinter-drug-ban under the title “CJ Ujah: ‘I had this stain against my name. It hurt so much and still does’ | Sean Ingle”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.