What does this mean for Gilas Pilipinas' gold medal?
There are still several steps that the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) can take after Gilas Pilipinas forward Justin Brownlee failed a doping test in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, according to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on Friday.
The International Testing Agency (ITA) on Thursday night announced that it found traces of carboxy-THC, which is part of the prohibited list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in Brownlee's sample. Carboxy-THC is associated with the use of cannabis.
The ITA has been mandated by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to independently handle areas of the anti-doping program of the 19th Asian Games.