World champion pole vaulter Shawnacy Barber was allowed to compete in the Olympics after testing positive for cocaine, after an arbitrator ruled it was ingested accidentally. And yes, the excuse that got him out of it is as wild as you might expect.
The 22-year-old Canadian had a disappointing Olympics, finishing 10th. The ruling that he wouldn’t be suspended from the Olympics (or receive a four-year ban, like the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports argued) came two days before the Olympics, but wasn’t released publicly until Thursday.
Star Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber tested positive for cocaine before Rio Olympics
Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber was allowed to compete at the Games after positive test
Shawn Barber, who competed in the pole vault for Canada in Rio, tested positive for cocaine just before the Rio Olympics. He was allowed to (...)
22-year-old Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber meeting with a hooker off Craigslist apparently left him with cocaine in his system just before the Olympics in Rio – That, according to him. “A tryst with a woman Shawn Barber met on C...