Usain Bolt questions why he is being drug tested as he is not yet a professional footballer
Jamaican retired sprinter Usain Bolt questioned why he has received a drug test notice from Australia’s Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), saying he is not yet a professional football player.
ASADA said to bolt that he need to be tested as he is an “elite athlete”. The 32 year old Usain bolt retired from athletics in 2017.
"So guys I've retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this," On Monday, Usain bolt said on Instagram, in which he also showed the drugs test notice.
Usain Bolt has been on trial with Central Coast Mariners and on his first start in a friendly match on Friday he scored two goals.
The drug test notice from Australia’s Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), requesting blood and urine appears to have been issued by Football Federation Australia (FFA).
It is understood that even as a trialist, Usain Bolt is officially registered with the club, and is therefore subject to drug testing.
Usain Bolt's trial period with the A-League club came to an end at the weekend and the Central Coast Mariners now have to decide whether to offer the Usain Bolt a permanent deal or release him.
"How am I going to get a drug test today? I'm not even a professional footballer yet. Seriously," Usain bolt added.
"So I asked the lady, 'Why am I getting drug tested when I haven't signed for a club yet?' and she said they told her I'm an elite athlete so I have to get tested. Okay then."
Australia’s Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) defines an athlete as a person who "competes in sport and who is subject to the National Anti‑Doping Scheme".