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Sha'Carri Richardson looks on after winning the Women's 100 Meter final at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials. Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The president of the international track body World Athletics said Tuesday that he supports a review of marijuana's status as a doping substance after American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was banned ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, AP reports.

Driving the news: Sebastian Coe said that Richardson's absence is "a loss to the competition" and that a review is now sensible and "it should be" done, per AP.

  • "Nothing is set in tablets of stone,” Coe said. "You adapt and occasionally reassess."

Flashback: Richardson, who was set to be one of the faces of Team USA in Tokyo, accepted a one-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana earlier this month.

The big picture: The threshold for what constitutes a positive marijuana test was relaxed after the 2012 London Olympics to make sure that tests discovered in-person use and not smoking days ahead of the competition, per AP.

  • “It’s not an unreasonable moment to have a review of it,” Coe said. “The AIU will look at this in the light of current circumstances.”
  • WADA updates the prohibited list each year and change could be in place for the 2022 season.

Go deeper: Sha'Carri Richardson tests positive for marijuana, will miss 100-meter race

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Gonzaga University revokes NBA great John Stockton's tickets over mask stance

Former Utah Jazz player John Stockton during a 2017 press conference in Salt Lake City. Photo: Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

Gonzaga University suspended the season tickets of notable alumni John Stockton after the NBA Hall of Famer failed to comply with the school's basketball games mask mandate, the Spokesman-Review first reported.

Driving the news: "Basically, it came down to, they were asking me to wear a mask to the games and being a public figure, someone a little bit more visible, I stuck out in the crowd a little bit," the former Utah Jazz point guard told the outlet in an interview Saturday.

Updated 4 hours ago - World

State Department orders evacuation of U.S. diplomats' families from Ukraine

From left, undersecretary for political affairs Victoria Nuland, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. chargés d'affaires in Ukraine Kristina Kvien during a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Kyiv. Photo: Yevhen Liubimov/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

The State Department will begin evacuating families and nonessential staff from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv this week, according to a travel advisory published Sunday evening.

Why it matters: The move underscores U.S. fears that a Russian invasion could destabilize Ukraine and threaten the embassy's ability to assist Americans.

Perfect storm brewing for extreme politicians

Data: Axios research; Table: Jacque Schrag/Axios

Redistricting and a flood of departing incumbents are paving the way for more extreme candidates in this year's midterm elections.

Driving the news: At least 19 House districts in 12 states are primed to attract such candidates — hard partisans running in strongly partisan districts — according to an Axios analysis of districts as measured by the Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index (PVI).