Anti-doping agency swoops down on Jamaica camp in Moscow

(Jamaica Observer) MONTEGO BAY, St James — All 44 athletes in the Jamaican pre-championships training camp in Moscow were tested for drugs after agents from the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) swooped down on the camp earlier today.

Team officials confirmed to the Observer that all members of the team were blood tested as the full complement of the athletes arrived in the Russian capital as they continued preparations for the 14th IAAF World Championships that get underway Friday night Jamaican time.

Jamaica’s track and field programme has been under siege this year with six athletes including multiple Olympic Games and World Championships gold medalist Veronica Campbell Brown, World championships bronze medalist Asafa Powell and Olympic Games silver medalist Sherone Simpson returning positive results.

Campbell Brown tested positive for a stimulant at he Jamaica International invitational in May while Powell and Simpson tested positive at the JAAA National Senior Championships in June.

 

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