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World Indoor 60 favourite Ivory Williams tests positive for marijuana

American world indoor 60m favourite Ivory Williams has withdrawn from this weekend’s IAAF championships because of a positive test for marijuana, his manager said on Wednesday.

“He had a marijuana positive,” Ray Flynn said in a telephone call from the United States.

“To the best of my knowledge it was at the US championships,” Flynn added.

With the positive, Williams was disqualified from his 60 metres victory at the American championships and became ineligible for the world championships, which start in Doha on Friday.

“It is unfortunate,” Flynn said. “It was poor judgment and he acknowledges that and to my knowledge has accepted the A sample (as positive).”

An announcement from USA Track and Field (USATF) was expected later on Wednesday.

USATF spokeswoman Vicky Oddi said that Williams had withdrawn from the team.

The 24-year-old former world junior champion ran the fastest 60 metres in the world this season, 6.49 seconds, to win the American indoor title on Feb. 28 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He had been expected to clash with British European champion Dwain Chambers for the world title.

5 thoughts on “World Indoor 60 favourite Ivory Williams tests positive for marijuana

  1. During the 2008 Olympics, I heard an American female comentator make a remark about the jamaican track and field team, in which she said she would “like some of what they’re smokin”. Evedently so would mr. Ivory Williams!

  2. Does anyone else find it highly amusing that Jamaica is the country associated with ganja but every time I turn around it’s an American athlete getting caught with it?

    On a different note, how does this work? When an athlete tests positive for an illegal drug that is not a PED, what kind of punishment does the IAAF and WADA call for?

  3. Stacy, u know u right I was just talking to my friends at work about the same thing. We nevah get bust yet fi weed in T&F and everytime dem associate wi wid weed…lol Look who’s laughing now…lol

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