Only An Egghead Would Think Sha’carri Richardson Should Be Banned, Right?

Like nothing else could, Richardson’s suspension has brought together the disparate voices of American punditry.

My fellow journalists have expressed sympathy for her family’s loss, and I share their regret at missing the chance to see a wonderfully gifted and charismatic athlete perform later this month.

Only An Egghead Would Think Sha'carri Richardson Should Be Banned, Right?

The United States of America track and field federation confirmed late yesterday that Richardson would not be invited to any Tokyo events.

I’m not a genius or a heartless troll, but I agree with the USADA’s interpretation of the rule in this case.

The United States’ commitment to fair play is a major factor in the country’s success on the international stage.

Some may view us as overly litigious, but I would argue that it is precisely our legal system that attracts entrepreneurs, investors, and new residents.

Sha’Carri Richardson sees a double standard in allowing Kamila Valieva to compete

After Russian skater Kamila Valieva was permitted to compete despite testing positive for a banned drug, American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson lashed out at Olympic and anti-doping officials.

It would be helpful to have a clear explanation of the distinction between their predicaments. Richardson inquired on Twitter.

After mediators ruled that Valieva should be allowed to skate in the women’s individual competition in Beijing.

Richardson won the 100-meter event at the U.S. Olympic trials at the beginning of the summer, but she was not allowed to compete in the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive test for THC, the intoxicant in marijuana.

Valieva is Being Allowed to Compete in Beijing Under Suspicion

Valieva is being permitted to compete in Beijing under a shadow of suspicion — and in an extraordinary step, the International Olympic Committee warns.

That if the Russian star wins, a medal ceremony won’t take place until a doping inquiry is concluded.

Because of this, the singles tournament may be in the same limbo as the team competition, where Russia won gold and the United States got silver.

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson of the United States will not be participating in the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

Anti-doping standards came under fire after Richardson’s suspension soon before the Tokyo Olympics, and many people came out in support of her.

This was especially true given the declining stigma associated with cannabis use. Dozens of American states have decriminalised or deregulated its use.


Sha’Carri Richardson, an American sprinting sensation, announced on Friday that she had tested positive for marijuana at the US Olympic athletics trials and would therefore be disqualified from competing in the 100m at the Tokyo Olympics.

Richardson, 21, stated on NBC’s Today show that she used marijuana to deal with “a state of mental sorrow” after learning of her biological mother’s death from a reporter at the US Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, last month.