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Latest update : 2009-07-26

Five Jamaican athletes have reportedly tested positive for a banned substance during Jamaica's national selection event at the end of last month. None of the country's top sporting stars such as Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell are concerned.

REUTERS - Five Jamaican athletes have tested positive for a banned substance, a Jamaican doping official told Reuters on Friday.

 

"I can confirm that five athletes tested positive for a minor substance, but a further announcement will be made," an official said on condition of anonymity.

 

The positive tests were returned during the national athletics championship in Kingston last month, the official said.

 

The source said none of the athletes were 'stars' at the Beijing Olympic Games last year.

 

Earlier on Friday, local media reported that three men and two women had failed tests at the Jamaican nationals.

 

Date created : 2009-07-24

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