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Report: Four Jamaicans who failed drug tests banned for three months

By Phillip Clarke, World-Track

KINGSTON, Jamaica —

The four Jamaican athletes who failed drug tests at the National Championships in June were today given a three month ban and received a reprimand, this according to

The four, Yohan Blake, Marvin Anderson Lanceford Spence and Allodin Fothergill pleaded guilty to using the substance last month after being advised to do so, in an attempt to save time and expenses, reports said.

The four, along with Commonwealth Games champion Sheri Ann Brooks, who was cleared by the tribunal and awaits the decision of the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) and the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), missed the recently concluded World Championships in Berlin.

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1 Comment

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  1. Harsha Sankar

    September 14, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Dear Citizen,
    At least the ban is for only three months. It is still too punitive for the intake
    of cough and cold medicine. The whole system should be on trial
    because it is too heavy-handed and arbitrary.
    Harsha Sankar

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