Schoeman faces investigation after allegations emerge he failed a doping test
The ITU have launched an investigation into South Africa's Olympic bronze tri medallist Henri Schoeman after allegations emerged he tested positive for a banned substance at the Olympics in Rio
In a statement the ITU said:
"ITU has been informed of allegations involving Henri Schoeman and an adverse analytical finding that would have occurred during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
ITU has promptly launched an investigation into the matter. ITU has been in touch with the Athlete, who is fully cooperating providing information.
It should be noted that ITU was not the testing or results management authority for this sample. Pursuant to the Rio Olympic Games Anti-Doping Rules, for all samples collected during the Rio Olympic Games, the IOC was responsible for the testing programme and the CAS Anti-Doping Division is (as of Rio 2016) responsible for the results management and sanctioning of an athlete as far as Olympic results are concerned.
In 2016 Henry Schoeman won bronze at the Olympic Games in Rio behind the Brownlees, and in that same year won the WTS Grand Fnal in Cozumel after Jonny Brownlee almost collapsed and was helped to the line by brother Ali