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rojo
RE: Breaking: Olympic 100h Champ Brianna Rollins gets 12-month ban for 3 whereabouts violations

stop the madness wrote:

After reading the decision Rojo linked, let me summarize what happened:

She missed three scheduled drug tests due to travel. She does not dispute two of them, but there is some disagreement about the third.

Apparently USADA maintains an online system where you enter your scheduled whereabouts. You can update this by sending emails or entering it directly in the online system. Rollins originally scheduled April 27 as a day she would be home in California. She later updated her April 27 whereabouts to be Iowa for the Drake Relays. So was not expecting them to show up in California on April 27 because she had market it as a "travel to Iowa day". However, the system allows for athletes to list multiple locations on the same day. You can start the day in California and end it in Iowa, just as long as you specify where you'll be between 7 am and 8 am.

So that's it. The entire dispute hangs on that misunderstanding. The report even says that Rollins passed a drug test on May 3 (6 days after the April 27 missed test).

Sad.


What you stated just isn't true and i'm wondering if it's intentional.

1) On the day you are talking about, which is the first missed test, they ended up finding her at the airport but she refused to come back through security.

That was missed test #1. She did not tell them it was going to be a "travel" day to Iowa until after they already had contacted her and tried to get her to take a test. She sent the email after everything happened and she already was in Iowa.

Correction: I re-read the report and she did tell them she'd be at Drake before hand but the fact of the matter is she as at the airport with the tester and didn't take the test.

dThey then notified her in writing that it was a missed test and asked for her to respond with any explanation.


the Arbitrators wrote:
: “You have previously been advised that a failure to be available for testing during your designated 60-minute time slot at your specified location could constitute committing a Missed Test. . . . Unless you provide a valid explanation for the above apparent Missed Test, a Missed Test will be
recorded against you. . .. You have the opportunity to provide a written explanation for your apparent absence for testing, within the next 14 days, i.e. by no later than 12th May 2016.”


In my mind, she possibly did much more than just miss a test as a tester came to the airport and she didn't give them a sample. But even after all of that there was crickets from her. She didn't bother to send them a response.

So she knew damn well in May of last year that she had her first violation. So there is ZERO truth to what you are saying. Plus we are talking about #1 violation not #3.

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