Jamaican Olympic Medalist Tests Positive For Illegal Substance

November 3, 2023

After testing positive for a banned substance, a Jamaican sprint hurdler faces a provisional suspension from the sport. A number of credible news sources have confirmed that the male athlete has tested positive for a substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of substances that are banned by the organization.



There are reports from the track authorities that the hurdler was informed about the positive test after an analysis of a sample was carried out by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). The sprint hurdler was tested last month as part of the JADCO protocol.

During the last few years, the athlete has had some great success on the international stage. He has won medals at the Commonwealth Games, the Olympic Games, as well as the Continental Cup.

Without the athlete’s name being revealed publicly, based on the accomplishments listed, Jamaican track and field fans will have a good idea of the identity of the sprinter.

Following the results of the first test, there is expected to be a second test on the athlete’s B-sample as a consequence of the first test. Afterwards, he will be summoned to face a hearing in order to determine whether he will face sanctions against him, including a ban from participating in the sport for a period of time.


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