Star sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month's world championships and next year's Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality.
Coleman is the reigning U.S. champion and a favorite in the 100 meters.
He faced a possible sanction for three "whereabouts failures" over a 12-month period. That meant he either did not fill out forms telling authorities where he could be found, or he wasn't where he said he'd be when they came to test.
But the World Anti-Doping Agency's interpretation of the rule backdated his first failure to April 1, 2018, instead of the date it actually occurred, June 6, 2018. His final failure was April 26, 2019. The USADA said Monday that because there weren't three failures within 12 months it would not pursue the case.
Editor's note: We had the part in () to the title and also are adding a source:
and now have an article up explaining what happened: https://www.letsrun.com/news/2019/09/why-was-christian-coleman-cleared-we-explain-everything-you-need-to-know-about-his-usada-case/