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ICYMI: Nigeria’s 4x400m Women Relay Team Thrown Out Of Rio Olympics

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The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has banned the 4x400m Nigeria Women’s relay team, from next month’s Olympics.

Nigeria’s disqualification comes after Tosin Adeloye’s positive drug test. As a member of the relay team, she ran the third leg in Beijing, as Nigeria finished fourth.

In the semi-finals where the team ran 3:23.27 seconds, the second fastest time in Nigeria’s all-time record.

She also ran the third leg in the final. Other members of the team were Regina Goerge who ran the first leg, Funke Oladoye who ran the second leg and Patience Okon-George who anchored the team to finish fourth.

Regina George, who has laboured to raise over $4,000 from the crowd-funding platform, Gofundme, is out as she did not meet the standard and was going to Rio only as a member of the relay team.

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