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Two Way Talk: Sha'Carri Richardson will not compete in the Tokyo Olympics

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Sha’Carri Richardson, the United States sprinter, will not compete in the Tokyo Olympics. 

 

The decision comes after the American sprinter tested positive for marijuana.

 

Richardson was initially given a 30-day suspension that would have ended before the start of the relays on Aug. 5.

But that changed when her name was missing from the 130-person roster USA Track and Field released on Tuesday.

According to reports, the 21-year-old says she used marijuana as a way to cope with the death of her biological mother. 

Richardson also says she learned about the death from a reporter during an interview. 

Anthony McCarthy, Cara Williams and callers discuss the ruling: 

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