Five Jamaicans have tested positive for banned substances since the start of this year. The names include Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, who tested positive for banned substances when their ‘A’ samples returned adverse analytical findings.
Powell’s manager Paul Doyle has confirmed that he tested positive for a banned substance. It was earlier revealed that two sprinters and three athletes who compete in field events had returned adverse analytical findings from “A” samples.
Herb Elliot chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission stated that the Commission has received reports that the five athletes returned positive tests for banned substances.
Asafa Powell released the following statement today:
“I want to make it clear to my family and friends, and most of all my fans worldwide that I have never knowingly or willfully taken any supplements or substances that break any rules..—- I am not now—-nor have ever been—-a cheat”.
He also stated that an internal probe has been launched by his team, and they are cooperating with the relevant agencies and law enforcement authorities to discover how the substance got into his system.
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