AthleticsDivine Oduduru banned for doping violations Reuben Odi October 13, 2023ShareNigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru Reuben Odi Words Alexa Doe Photography Julian Doe Location Berlin Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, has been banned for six years for committing two doping violations. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced the decision on Thursday. According to AIU, there was “overwhelming evidence” against him. The violations were possession of prohibited substances and attempted use of a prohibited substance or method. Oduduru’s case was linked to that of team-mate Blessing Okagbare, who was banned for 11 years for doping in 2022. Meanwhile, Oduduru maintained his innocence throughout the investigation.See alsoKenyan marathon world record-holder Kiptum dies in car crashFebruary 12, 2024 The 27-year-old, who has a 100m best time of 9.86 seconds, was disqualified in the 100m heats in Tokyo but reached the 200m semi-finals. He won 200m silver at the 2014 World Junior Athletics Championships.