The Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, has been charged with three offences by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

She was suspended during the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for a human growth hormone following a test in July.

The 32 year old later tested positive for another banned substance which increases the red blood cell count.

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She has also been charged for not co-operating with the investigation carried out by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

Ms Okagbare – who won the silver medal in the long jump at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 – denies all the charges.

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