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Thursday, August 13, 2009

5 Jamaican Athletes Cleared of Charges

Five Jamaican athletes were cleared Monday of doping at their national championships two months ago after the country's anti-doping panel failed to determine whether the banned substance was on the prohibited list.

The athletes reportedly tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamine. But Kent Gammon, chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's disciplinary committee, said it was unable to prove they had breached any doping policy.

"Therefore, we have not found any of the athletes in violation of the (anti-doping) code," Gammon said.

The athletes had previously been identified as Yohan Blake, Sheri-Ann Brooks, Allodin Fothergill, Lansford Spence and Marvin Anderson.

Source: AP NEWS

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