Powell, Simpson to face disciplinary panel in January

Sep 29, 2013, 03:07 IST | IANS

Former 100-metre sprint world record holder Asafa Powell and his MVP teammate Sherone Simpson are to face the disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission in January next year.

Simpson will appear on January 7 and 8, while Powell’s hearing is scheduled for January 14-15, reports CMC. They were among five Jamaicans, who tested positive at the World Championship trials in June.

The other three athletes — discus throwers Allison Randall and Traves Smikle along with high jumper Demar Robinson — had their preliminary hearings a week ago. Powell and Simpson were given trial dates during a preliminary hearing at the Jamaica Conference Centre here on Friday.

Powell and Simpson had tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine. Powell blamed his positive drug test on a range of new nutritional supplements prescribed to him by a Canadian trainer he had only been working with for two months.

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