Jamaica’s Simpson Banned For Doping

Jamaican Olympic medallist sprinter Sherone Simpson has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for a banned stimulant.
Simpson, 29, said in January that a supplement provided by her Canadian trainer was responsible for the positive test.
But a Jamaican anti-doping panel voted unanimously that Simpson was “negligent in all the circumstances”.
Simpson, an Olympic 4x100m relay gold and silver medallist, and her training partner, former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at last year’s national championships.
They were two of five Jamaicans to test positive, with Powell set to hear his verdict on Thursday.
Simpson and Randall’s bans have been backdated to 21 June 2013, the date they provided the samples. They will both miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.
Randall, 25, who holds the Jamaican discus record with a distance of 61.21m, tested positive for the banned diuretic hydro-chlorothiazide.
Simpson had previously said that she researched the “Epiphany D1” supplement for up to 14 hours online before taking it.
-Source: bbc.


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