KINGSTON —

A letter submitted and published by the Jamaica Gleaner has the writer criticising Dr. Herb Elliott, a member of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) and an International Association of Athletics (IAAF) representative, for comments he made about the five Jamaicans tested positive last week.

Late Thursday evening news broke that five Jamaican sprinters tested positive for a banned substance at the nation’s championships in June.

As the search continued to recruit the names and causes for the actions, Dr Elliott was quoted as saying "I can assure you it wasn’t any major stuff," a statement that was bashed by many because of the stage at which the comments were made.

Three of the five athletes – Sheri-Ann Brooks, Allodin Fothergill and Lansford Spence have confirmed they had been informed of the positive tests, which reports revealed had traces of the stimulant methylxanthine, a type of bronchodilator that is commonly used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease….Read Letter

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