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Olympics must update drug policy


Last updated 7/8/2021 at 8:23am

On June 10, Sha’Carri Richardson finished the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.72 seconds, the sixth-best finish in the women’s 100-meter all time. With her finish, Richardson qualified for the Tokyo Olympics this summer and was favored by many to compete for the United States’ first gold medal in the 100-meter in 25 years. Now because of a positive test for marijuana during the trials, those dreams are gone as she was disqualified from competing in the Olympics.

Hopefully Richardson gets another chance in the future to compete for a spot in the Olympics. By then, the Olympics will...

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