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Andrew Butchart’s Olympics in doubt after ‘fake Covid test’ comments

* Runner clarifies his remarks: ‘I never falsified a PCR test’ * UK Athletics hints place in 5,000m in Tokyo in doubt The British 5,000m runner Andrew Butchart could miss the Olympics after seemingly claiming he faked a negative Covid test to get back into Britain after a race. A UK Athletics investigation was launched on Tuesday, 33 minutes after he was named in the Team GB squad for Tokyo, when his comments to Sunday Plodcast about how to circumvent a PCR test came to light. The UK Athletics head coach, Christian Malcolm, later warned Butchart that “all options remained on the table” – including being withdrawn from the British team – subject to what the investigation found. Continue reading...
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