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Asafa Powell to appeal 'unfair and unjust' doping ban

Published 11/04/2014 | 02:30

Jamaica's Asafa Powell
Jamaica's Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell has described his 18-month doping ban as "unfair and unjust" and confirmed his intention to appeal.

The sprinter was handed the sanction yesterday by a disciplinary panel of the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission following his positive test for the stimulant oxilofrine at last summer's Jamaican National Championships.

The ban is backdated to the time of the offence, meaning Powell will be eligible to compete again in December.

The ruling on the 31-year-old comes two days after his training partner Sherone Simpson was also given an 18-month ban after testing positive for the same stimulant at the National Championships.

Powell, who held the 100m world record between 2005 and 2008, said in a statement: "This ruling is not only unfair, it is patently unjust."

Powell claimed that he took a legal supplement, Ephiphany D1, which was contaminated with oxilofrine.

Irish Independent

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