• Powell Gets 18 Months Suspention
» Thursday, 10 April 2014
Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica was banned for 18
months by a Jamaican anti-doping governing body on Thursday after
he tested positive for a banned substance last year in June.
The 31'year'old Jamaican tested positive for the stimulant named oxilophrine
at last year's national championships and the ban has been backdated to
June 21 2013 - the day he provided the sample. His ban will end on
Powell said he would lodge an appeal against the decision.
"This ruling is not only unfair, it is patently unjust," he said in a statement.
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