World Athletics 2023 WA vs Rosemary Mumo Katua

In December 2023 and in January 2024 the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), on behalf of World Athletics, reported 2 anti-doping rule violations against the Bahrain Kenyan Athlete Rosemary Mumo Katua. The AIU established that her two samples, provided in October and in November 2023, tested positive for the prohibited substance Triamcinolone acetonide.

Previously the Athlete was sanctioned for 3 years until December 2020 for the presence in her sample of the banned substance Nandrolone.

Following the two notifications in December 2023 and in January 2024 the Athlete timely admitted both violations, waived her right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by the AIU. The Athlete also filed an application for a retroactive TUE, yet this was denied due to her application was returned to the Athlete as incomplete.

The AIU finds that the Athlete had committed a second anti-doping rule violation and that both reported violations shall be considered as one single anti-doping rule violation. Further the AIU considers that the Athlete's violation was not intentional and that she timely had admitted both reported violations.

Therefore the AIU decides on 7 March 2024 to impose a reduced 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the first admission, i.e. 19 December 2023.

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7 March 2024
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World Athletics (WA)
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Bangkok, Thailand: National Doping Control Centre
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S9. Glucocorticosteroids
Triamcinolone acetonide
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12 March 2024
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21 March 2024
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