The Nigerian athletes already in London ahead of the 2012 Olympics have been disqualified after testing positive for banned drugs, reports said.
According to Thisday news, the athletes – Vivian Chukwemeka, Lauretta Ozoh and Regina George – are the athletes affected.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is yet to confirm the reports, but sources told reporters that team Nigeria officials in Surrey England “have been informed to decamp the affected athletes immediately”.
For one of the athletes, this disqualification could mean an end to her athletic career.
Chukwuemeka is reportedly coming off a two-year ban for a similar offense. Another strike could mean a life ban from the IAAF.
She is calling for the results of the drug test carried out on her at the African Championship in Port Novo, Benin Republic in order to make sure there is no foul play.
“If that one is negative then, it means something is wrong somewhere. But if it also tests positive, that is automatic life ban for her, ” revealed the informed the top NSC source.
Ozoh may also share Chukwuemeka’s fate as a second offender. Only George may get a lighter ban as a first time dope offender.