Top Jamaica anti-doping official sent on leave

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- The vice chairman of Jamaica’s anti-doping disciplinary panel, Lennox Gayle, has been sent on leave in connection with a matter not related to track and field.

Gayle, an attorney, was arrested last month after a raid at a massage parlour in Montego Bay. The Police organized crime division claims Gayle owns the parlour, a place where they believe prostitution occurs. Seven women were arrested on prostitution charges following the raid.

A statement from the prime minister’s office says Gayle will not be assigned to any hearing panel pending the conclusion of his court case.

He led the three-member panel that recently banned Olympic sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson for 18 months after they tested positive for a banned stimulant at the National Trials last June.

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