Latest News

Asafa to run at Paris Diamond League in July

Monday, June 23, 2014 | 6:07 PM    

Print this page Email A Friend!


PARIS, (AFP) — Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, free to compete again pending the outcome of an appeal against his 18-month doping ban, will race the 100m at the Diamond League meet in Paris on July 5, organisers said Monday.

Powell and training partner Sherone Simpson tested positive for banned stimulant oxilofrine after the 100m finals at the Jamaican national trials on June 21, 2013.

Powell, who blamed his positive result on a nutritional supplement, was banned until December 28, 2014, by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission Disciplinary Panel.

But the former world record holder had his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld, freeing him to compete up until the next meeting of CAS on July 7-8.

Before that, Powell is also set to compete in the Jamaican national championships scheduled for June 26 to 29 in Kingston.

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jamaicaobserver

Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/JamaicaObserver

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Do you think government is justified in spending $4m to send home Trinidadian Abu Bakr?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT