Athletics-Jamaican Taylor banned for 30 months for doping rule violation


FILE PHOTO: Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Men's 400 Metres - Semi Final - Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, U.S. - July 20, 2022 Jamaica's Christopher Taylor reacts after finishing in third place in the men's 400 metres semi final REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel/File Photo

(Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Christopher Taylor has been banned for 30 months for an anti-doping rule violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.

Taylor, who helped Jamaica to silver in the 4x400 metres relay at the 2022 World Championships, failed to submit to a sample collection in an out-of-competition test roughly a year ago, AIU said.

The suspension is applicable from a year ago and Taylor will be eligible again in May 2025.

Reuters was not immediately able to contact Taylor for comment. An Instagram post added to his account on Thursday night read "The End of an ERA."

(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; Editing by Toby Davis)

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