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Lizzie Armitstead cleared for Rio Olympics after UK Anti-Doping charge for missed tests

The world champion missed three out-of-competition tests in a 12-month period, but was cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport due to an error by a UK Anti-Doping official Britain s Lizzie Armitstead 1 has been cleared to race at the 2016 Rio Olympics 2 after being charged by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) for missing three out-of-competition tests.

UKAD provisionally suspended world champion Armitstead on July 11, who is aiming for a gold medal in the Rio road race 3 , after she missed a third doping control in 12 months on June 9; the maximum limit on whereabouts failures in that time limit. > > > Rio 2016 Olympic Road Race and Time Trial: route, map and schedule 4 The 27-year-old was facing a four-year ban by UKAD, but subsequently won a battle in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which ruled in her favour and struck off the first of the three missed tests.