US female sprinters Deajah Stevens and Gabrielle Thomas along with Kenyan long-distance runner Alex Korio Oloitiptip face doping charges for whereabouts failures.

The Athletics Integrity Unit also announced that Kenyan Mikel Kiprotich Mutai has tested positive for norandrosterone.

Stevens was fifth over 200m at the 2017 World Championships.

Thomas is a former NCAA indoor 200m champion, who has run 22.19.

Thomas said for Reuters, and she expected to be cleared of charges. “I am confident that at least one of these missed tests is not valid and that I will be completely cleared,” Thomas said in a statement for Reuters.

Korio was 11th over 10,000m at the 2019 World Championships.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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