It should have been some “social occasion.”
Australian equestrian athlete Jamie Kermond examined constructive for cocaine and was suspended from the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
“It’s probably that constructive outcome was from a single leisure use of the drug throughout a social occasion and had no reference to my sport of equestrian,” Kermond said in a statement. “The consequence of this constructive result’s that I’ve been provisionally suspended from my sport by Equestrian Australia.”
Kermond, who was set to make his Olympic debut at 36-year-old, is banned from all competitors whereas his second pattern from a drug check, administered on June 26 by Sport Integrity Australia (SPI), is examined.
Whereas the showrider was not thought of a medal contender, he received the Australian Nationwide Championships in 2016 and 2017 along with his horse, Yandoo Oaks Constellation.
“I’m extraordinarily upset and remorseful as to what has occurred, and I settle for full duty. I’m actually sorry as I’ve let lots of people down together with my household and teammates,” Kermond stated. “Hopefully sooner or later I could be forgiven for my mistake and make amends by means of higher actions and continued contribution to the game I do know and love.”
Equestrian Australia will probably be provide help to Kermond, who stated he’s going to completely take part within the SPI investigation.
The equestrian competitors on the Olympic Video games will start on Saturday.