Athletics: B sample blow for Asafa Powell and Jamaican colleagues

Last Updated: 06/09/13 8:21pm

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Asafa Powell: tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine

Asafa Powell: tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine

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Asafa Powell and four other Jamaican athletes who failed drugs tests earlier this year have each returned adverse analytical findings in their B samples, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission has revealed.

Former 100 metres world record holder Powell tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican national trials in June.

Sherone Simpson, a three-time Olympic medallist and a member of Powell's MVP training group, tested positive for the same stimulant.

Discus throwers Allison Randall and Travis Smikle and a junior athlete also tested positive for prohibited substances at the June trials.

All five athletes' B samples were tested at a facility in Canada. The findings will now go before an independent body for further consideration prior to disciplinary hearings.

"[The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission] has received results from the WADA-accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada confirming the Prohibited Substances which were identified in the A Sample analyses for the five athletes who were tested at the National Junior and Senior Championships in June 2013," read a JADCO statement released through the Jamaica Information Service.

"All athletes have been notified and have acknowledged receipt of their Notification Letters of an Adverse Analytical Finding for a B Sample.

"JADCO has therefore referred these findings to the independent Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel for their consideration and establishment of the Hearing Panels."

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