Based on information released by the IAAF, Jamaican and University of Louisville senior Damar Robinson, had received an extended ban for failing a drug test in 2013.

Robinson, a former Jamaica junior and Calabar High high jumper, tested positive for an illegal substance at the Jamaica Junior Championships on 16 June 2013.
He was found guilty by the Jamaica Anti-doping Disciplinary Panel and was handed a one-year ban, retroactive to 16 June 2013.

However, IAAF’s release newsletter has highlighted a new development.

The IAAF mentioned that the positive test was taken during the Jamaica Junior Trials on 16 June 2013, however, it noted two years of ineligibility.

Robinson’s two years of ineligibility, according to the IAAF, started 14 July 2015 and ends 13 July 2017.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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