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Fate of 4 Jamaican athletes still open

09.10.2009 World

The fate of the four Jamaican track and field athletes who were handed three-month bans by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Appeals panel is still open. Informs TrackAlerts.com.

In a Star newspaper story today, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has requested the case files of the athletes for review. Dr Patrece Charles-Freeman, executive director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), confirmed WADA’s request, which was adhered to last week. Protocol allows WADA to assess the sanctioning and can either accept or appeal to the Court of Arbitration for a bigger sanction. Yohan Blake, Marvin Anderson, Allodin Fothergill and Lansford Spence were banned for three months after their samples returned Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) as a result of 4-methyl-2-hexanamine stimulants from June’s National Championships. IAAF Director of Communications, Nick Davies, said his association has not yet made a decision on the matter.


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