The Olympic semifinalist was given a suspended sentence in February following he was located guilty of allowing crack cocaine to be generated in his flat in the town of Bristol in southwest England​, in accordance to CNN-News18.

Reid was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months, with the condition to comprehensive 220 hrs of unpaid operate by February 18, 2023, Bristol Crown Court confirmed to CNN over email.​

​Last 7 days, the 27-calendar year-old Reid was named in ​Northern Ireland’s 2022 Commonwealth Video games roster for the 200m men’s party scheduled for August, according to Athletics Northern Ireland. In May, Northern Ireland’s athletics governing overall body had mentioned Reid would be appraised for collection in spite of his conviction, CNN-Information18 reported.
Commonwealth Game titles Northern Eire claimed it is “seeking clarity” about a doable attractiveness to the final decision, CNN-Information18 also described.
“(We are) disappointed to validate that observe athlete Leon Reid has been denied entry to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Game titles next a security danger assessment. Leon experienced been picked by CGNI and had been entered into the 200m celebration prior to the 29th of June deadline,” Commonwealth Games Northern Ireland explained in a assertion, according to CNN-News18.
Ireland's Leon Reid (center left) and South Africa's Anaso Jobadwana
(center right) compete at the Cork City Sports meet at Munster Technological University Athletics Stadium in Ireland on July 5.

“Notification was subsequently obtained from the Birmingham 2022 organising committee that he would not be permitted to participate. Commonwealth Online games NI is now trying to get clarity on any probable attraction system, and the athlete has been available well-remaining help as he promotions with this information,” the assertion extra.

CNN has reached out to representatives for Reid, Commonwealth Online games Northern Eire and the Commonwealth Online games Federation for remark.

“As with any significant party, providing a secure and secure practical experience for all involved calls for stringent checks and balances staying set in location and adhered to,” Birmingham 2022 match organizers explained in a assertion to CNN.

“Birmingham 2022 has labored carefully with the National Accreditation Team to vet and look at all delegate attendees that are setting up to go to the Birmingham Commonwealth Online games. Below this nationally recognised advice, we built clear the parameters and particulars of checks that would be carried out on all attending individuals. This information was produced apparent to all groups and Commonwealth Video games Associations very well in advance of staff choices,” the statement additional.

Reid designed his debut at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Video games, in accordance to his College of Tub biography.
Four a long time later on, he made background when he claimed bronze in the men’s 200m final at the 2018 Commonwealth Video games, when he became the initial Northern Irish athlete to acquire an worldwide track and discipline medal in 28 several years, the Olympics web site stated.