Usain Bolt has complained that he has been given notice for a drugs test from the Australian anti-doping authority (Asada), pointing out that he is no longer a professional sportsman.
Bolt is currently on trial at Australia’s A-League football club Central Coast Mariners.
The 100m world record holder scored twice for the Mariners on Friday in a friendly match against Macarthur South West which ended as a 4-0 win.
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In an Instagram post on Monday morning, Bolt said he was being tested as he is an “elite athlete” despite retiring from athletics in 2017.
Bolt said: “So guys I’ve retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this,” attaching a picture of the notice.
“How am I going to get a drug test today? I’m not even a professional footballer yet. Seriously.
“So I asked the lady, ‘Why am I getting drug tested when I haven’t signed for a club yet?’ and she said they told her I’m an elite athlete so I have to get tested. Okay then.”
Bolt falls under the Asada definition of an athlete as he “competes in sport and who is subject to the National Anti‑Doping Scheme”.