Track & Field News of Friday, 16 December 2016


Abeyie slapped with 4-year ban

Ghanaian Athlete, Tim Abeyie, has been banned for four years after violating doping rules governing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Ghana Athletics Association (GAA).

According to the GAA, Abeyie tested positive for a banned substance while participating in a competition in Germany.

Abeyie, switched allegiance to Ghana in 2011 from UK. His last competition for Ghana was in August 2014.

Mr. Abeyie’s ban for doping is the 3rd in Ghana’s athletics history, following offenses by Marc Anthony Awere (2003 [competition in Germany]) and Aziz Zakari (2006 [competition in Senegal]).

The GAA have reiterated their stance, as they take a zero-tolerance approach to doping and has advocated the possibility of lifetime bans for offending athletes while supporting aggressive anti-doping education efforts.