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Kaliese Spencer cleared of anti-doping violation

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 6:46 PMLivingston Scott

Livingston Scott, Gleaner Writer

Jamaican 400m hurdler Kaliese Spencer was on Tuesday cleared by the Independent Anti-doping Disciplinary Panel, of charges she had refused to provide a sample for testing, meaning she will be able to compete in the upcoming National Senior Championships.

The panel, which was chaired by Kent Gammon unanimously decided that they were 'not persuaded by the standard of evidence provided' by JADCO, which had accused the Olympic and World Championships competitor of committing the anti-doping offence on April 27, 2016.

As a result of the panel's decision, no sanction can be placed on Spencer.

However, the athlete will have to stand the cost of the hearing.