Fiji Time: 12:17 AM on Monday 26 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Track star testifies

Ap
Thursday, January 16, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell has told a Jamaican panel he did not inform anti-doping officials about most of the supplements he was taking because the products were new and he couldn't remember their names.

The 31-year-old sprinter testified yesterday before a disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission.

Over two days of hearings, at least, Powell and his attorneys will try to explain why he tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrone.

Powell's former teammate, Sherone Simpson, tested positive for the same stimulant at the sprinting powerhouse's national trials in June.

Powell, Simpson and their agent have blamed a newly-hired trainer who provided the sprinters with supplements.

Lab tests showed that the stimulant was in one of the supplements that the athletes say they were given.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64540.6264
JPY 50.542247.5422
GBP 0.37700.3690
EUR 0.44140.4294
NZD 0.68380.6508
AUD 0.65060.6256
USD 0.49670.4797

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd September 2016

nd August

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rawaca out
  2. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport
  3. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad
  4. 9 down, 41 to go
  5. Rio 7s victory celebrations
  6. Radar clocks 147km/ph
  7. Traditional friendship
  8. Matanavou's contract ends
  9. A-G: Proper documentation imperative
  10. Bothersome runway, Air Fiji cancels flights

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 Sep)
  5. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  6. Under-20 named Tuesday (20 Sep)
  7. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)
  9. Fijian pride Friday (23 Sep)
  10. Appeal fails Tuesday (20 Sep)