Randall doping case put off to Dec 16

Sunday, December 08, 2013    

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THE hearing into the doping case against national discus thrower Allison Randall, which got underway at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Thursday, was subsequently adjourned on Friday until December 16, it was widely reported.

The 25-year-old, who holds the Jamaican discus record with a distance of 61.21 metres, is one of eight Jamaicans who have tested positive for banned substances this year.

The American-based Randall, who tested positive for a banned diuretic at the National Trials in June, is being represented by attorney-at-law Dr Lloyd Barnett.

The discus thrower, who represented Jamaica at the 2012 London Olympics, appeared at the hearing which lasted about six hours via Skype. Her coach Greg Jack and her training partner Cleopatra Burrell of Trinidad & Tobago also provided evidence via Skype.

Dr Wayne McLaughlin, professor with the University of The West Indies, was also called to the witness stand by Randall's attorney Dr Barnett.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) is being represented at the hearing by attorney Lackston Robinson.

The matter is being heard by a four-member disciplinary panel chaired by former Director of Public Prosecutions Kent Pantry.





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