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A Jamaican track and field athlete has tested positive for a prohibited substance.

According to reports reaching Trackalerts.com, the athlete finished in the top three at Jamaica Trials and would guarantee a place on the country’s team to the Doha 2019 World Championships.

Unconfirmed reports are that the athlete, who cannot be named until the outcome of the B sample, has already been notified of the positive test.

The athlete could face the possibility of a four-year ban from the sport if found guilty.

According to JADCO’s website, “Presence of a prohibited substance (or its metabolites or markers) in an athlete’s sample” is an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

Last week it was reported that American sprinter Christian Coleman missed three out of competition tests. He will have his hearing on September 4.

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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.


  1. I hope it’s not her because she is very young and she is one of our future Champion it would actually ruin her life if its something for a flu symptom then give her a chance omg??‍♀️I don’t want to lose her let’s plz work out something I just hope and pray it’s not mis Williams because my Primary students are are dying to see her from Montego Bay St James she’s my heart a new track and field queen. If its the first time y would it be 4 years noooooo come on people work this thing out ????‍♀️?

  2. Hopefully it’s not this athlete who hasn’t competed internationally since the national trials. My whole world would crumble!

  3. Errol McIntyre every drug on the list they are given all the names they are known by as in Europe and Asia the names are not always the same.

  4. That list is complicated you almost need a degree in chemistry to understand it. The same drug can have 5 different name but means the same thin. A company can the change One thing in the chemical make up and give it a different name.

  5. The only person who said she had the flu was Brianna. That’s why she pull out of the 200 .The person to a flu medication .

  6. You are ENTIRELY responsible for what you ingest, we all know Cold Remedies can involve doping, no excuses no mitigation, 4 years is the penalty

  7. Whoever it is got a list of what not to take and whatever they’re not sure of leave it be. So ban the mfr for life just for being stupid.


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