@Antonio Infantino has been suspended due to drug allegations.

Italy’s Antonio Infantino has been suspended for performance-enhancing drugs allegedly by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). He is a British-born sprinter, has represented Italy at the world and Olympic levels since 2016. He won three English Schools sprint titles and three victories over 200m at the British Indoor Championships before switching to represent Italy five years ago and has since raced for the Azzurri at the World Championships and Olympics. Antonio Infantino has been suspended due to drug allegations.

However, the Italian athletics federation (FIDAL) confirmed on Wednesday (Dec 15) that he had been suspended for violating the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code.

He broke WADA regulations 2.1 and 2.2, which deal with the “presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or indicators in an athlete’s sample” and “use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or prohibited method,” according to FIDAL.

Infantino was born in the United Kingdom, London suburb of Welwyn Garden City to Italian parents. He was a skilled player who spent his youth with the Watford academy, and in athletics, he won English Schools gold in the 100m in 2005 and the 200m in 2007 and 2008.

He won the British Universities 200m championship and finished first in the British Indoor Championships over 200m after going on to study philosophy at King’s College London.

However, he did not always earn the gold medal for these triumphs because, in 2016, he transferred to Italy and won the 2018 British indoor 200m in Italian colors, with the British title going to runner-up Edmond Amaning.

Infantino also won AAA and Inter-Counties titles before switching countries and winning Italian 200m crowns.

He told AW after one of his British indoor 200m victories that he was always encouraged as a child to follow the Italian football team, and that his favorite athletics event was Pietro Mennea’s long-standing world 200m record of 19.72 from 1979.

In 2016, he qualified for the European 200m semi-finals in Amsterdam for Italy, competed in the World Championships heats in 2019, and placed fifth in his heat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan this year in 20.90. His fastest times, on the other hand, are 10.26 for the 100m and 20.41 for the 200m, both set in 2019.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was one of the memorable games in the history of the Olympic Games. The games were all played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19). A lot of the Japanese citizens wanted the games to be called off but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in broader consultations with stakeholders put measures together and hosted the event.

Source: www.athleticshour.com

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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