Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Trump: Fake News And Unnamed Sources

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Administration, Trukey Crackdown, French Presidential Race (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Administration, Trukey Crackdown, French Presidential Race (part 2)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Aux Champs-Elysées: The story behind France's most famous avenue

Read more

#TECH 24

Foosball gets its own social network

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Inlays and veneers: The art of French cabinetmaking

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

How should companies respond to a Trump Twitter attack?

Read more

#THE 51%

Trump abortion funding ban: Europe tries to fill the breach

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: India’s Kuki people, possible descendants of one of Israel's lost tribes

Read more

Jamaican athletes cleared for Berlin championships

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-11

Jamaica's anti-doping commission has cleared four athletes who had failed a drug test just days before the start of the athletics World Championships. Commonwealth 100m champion Sheri-Ann Brooks (pictured) had earlier been cleared.

REUTERS - Four Jamaican athletes who tested positive for a stimulant at June's national championships were cleared by a tribunal hearing their cases on Monday.

The panel decided the stimulant methylxanthine found in the test samples of Yohan Blake, Allodin Fothergill, Lansford Spence and Marvin Anderson was not on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of prohibited substances.

"Therefore the athletes were not liable under the WADA code," Kent Gammon, chairman of the disciplinary committee of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, told reporters.

Gammon said the athletes ingested the stimulant in the form of capsules.

"They told the committee that they had done the hecks that were necessary with the product and found that it was safe to consume," he said.Gammon said lawyers for the four had presented "unassailable evidence and added: "We therefore upheld submissions from the attorneys, that the athletes had no case to answer."

The committee earlier had cleared Commonwealth Games 100 metres champion Sheri-Ann Brooks.She also tested positive for the stimulant but the panel ruled the anti-doping commission had mishandled her second sample.

The world athletics championships begin in Berlin on Aug. 15.

Date created : 2009-08-11

COMMENT(S)