There was more controversy at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi earlier today when a Nigerian athlete was given the all-clear after a drugs test.
This came after earlier news that Nigeria's 400m relay runner Folashade Abugan had failed a drugs test. Prior to that, her team-mates Damola Osayemi, who had won the women's 100m, and 110m hurdler Samuel Okon also failed tests.
Abugan, who tested positive for testosterone prohormone, waived the right to have her B sample analysed, proving that she was guilty.
This afternoon's drug debacle, however, when an as yet unnamed Nigerian runner tested negative for any illegal substance, has rocked the Games set-up to its very foundations, and shattered preconceptions about Nigerian athletes' inability to compete without first pumping themselves up with some performance-enhancing stimulant or other.
A statement from the Games' Federation said:
"This latest result has completely shaken our faith in the belief that all Nigerians are cheats."