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IAAF To Reject Minimum Penalty For Shelly Ann Fraser

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has flatly rejected an initial recommendation that star sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser gets away with a minimum form of penalty for a drug violation, the Observer has been reliably informed.

It now appears certain that the governing body for world athletics will go with a recommendation for a suspension of no longer than six months.

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World and Olympic 100 metres champion Fraser tested positive for the banned substance Oxycodone at a meet in Shanghai, China on May 23 and has not competed since.

The three-member panel of the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association’s (JAAA) disciplinary committee comprising retired chief justice Lensley Wolfe, consultant psychiatrist Dr Aggrey Irons and former attorney general and minister of national security and justice Winston Spaulding, had initially recommended a ‘slap on the wrist’ punishment for Fraser, which would have amounted to a public warning.

However, the Review Board of the IAAF, which includes president Lamine Diack of Senegal, at first requested additional information on the matter from the JAAA, which was followed by a review and another recommendation for the committee to reconvene and re-examine the matter.

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