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Jamaicans get suspensions

on April 10, 2014 10:10 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned from her sport until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned substance.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission on Tuesday said Simpson was “negligent in all the circumstances.” The 18-month ban began from the date of her sample collection on June 21, 2013.

The commission also banned Jamaican Olympic discus thrower Allison Randall for two years. She will not be able to compete until June 2015. Her ban also started June 21, 2013.

Simpson, an Olympic 4x100-relay gold and silver medalist, has said she was not a “cheat” and never intentionally took the stimulant oxilofrone. 

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