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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.