Nigel Amos (29, Botswana), who received a ‘three-year suspension’ for taking a banned substance, decided to sell ‘Botswana’s first Olympic medal’ to make a living.
Amos met with foreign media such as Reuters on the 11th (local time) and said, “Among the things I currently have, the only thing that has ‘money value’ is an Olympic medal.” We are consulting with various financial experts,” he said.
Amos won the silver medal in the 800m at the 2012 London Olympics with a time of 1:41.73. It was the first medal ever won by a Botswanan athlete at the Olympics.
Amos, who is unable to play as an athlete for the time being due to doping-related sanctions, has put precious Olympic medals with historical significance on the ‘market’ for a living.
While preparing to participate in the 2022 Eugene World Championships, Amos received a ‘temporary suspension of qualifications’ due to suspicion of taking a banned substance.
The Athletes’ Ethics Committee (AIU), an independent organization of the World Athletics Federation, confirmed the regular period of qualification for Amos as ‘three years’ on the 3rd.카지노사이트
Amos admitted to the charges and the disciplinary period was reduced from four to three years.
His suspension runs from July 12, 2022 to July 11, 2025.
Some have already offered Amos a large sum, but Amos wants even more.
Amos said, “I met a team that wanted to buy an Olympic silver medal for 4.5 million Botswana pula (about 450 million won). tens of millions of dollars),” he said.
Amos also revealed his intention to extend his active career, saying, “I have no intention of retiring yet. I will complete my discipline and return to the track in 2025.”