Though no details were provided up to Friday night, the opening of the games, the National Olympic Committee for St. Kitts and Nevis has given some indication that an official statement is soon in the making. Meanwhile Williams is expected to be back in St. Kitts by today Saturday 28th July, 2012.
Williams, was the only female member of the team. On Friday night, the President of the International Olympic Committee, during his address at the official opening, boasted that these were the very first games where all participating nations, were featuring at least one female on their team for the Olympics. Williams’ departure has now changed that statistic.
As Williams headed home on Saturday she indicated via her Face book page that, “Although results from a drug test in early June came back clean, I was sent home due to false accusations. It’s sad to see a 22-year-old dreams washed away by people who don’t believe in me. W/ no chance of a second drug test to prove my innocence I was dismissed. SKN I am not sorry for working hard all year and I have never taken illegal substances to enhance my performance or any thereof.”
The World Anti-Doping Association has confirmed that these will be “the most rigorously tested” Olympics.
WADA Director General, David Howman, said he is quite proud of his advanced test for human growth hormone, the record number of athletes to be tested during these Olympics, the sophisticated and secure chain-of-custody blood procedure and the eight-year window for holding and retesting the blood samples.
WADA believes it’s winning the drug war.
However, Williams is not the only athlete heading home. The Greek high jumper Dimitrios Chondrokoukis has pulled out of London 2012 after testing positive for the banned substance stanozolol.