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Biden Expresses Doubt Over Olympic Rules After Richardson Ban

Sha'Carri Richardson runs during the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials on June 19.

Sha'Carri Richardson runs during the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials on June 19.

Photographer: Patrick Smith/Getty Images 

President Joe Biden hinted at discontent with anti-doping rules after U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was suspended for a positive marijuana test, keeping her out of the 100-meter race at the Tokyo Olympics.

“The rules are the rules and everybody knows of the rules going in,” Biden told reporters Saturday during a trip to Michigan. “Whether they should remain the rules is a different issue, but the rules are the rules.”