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St. Kitts sprinter sent home from Olympics

Published: Monday July 30, 2012 | 8:41 am Comments 0

St. Kitts & Nevis sprinter Tameka Williams has been sent home from the London Olympics by her team for a potential drug violation.

St. Kitts Olympic committee vice president Dennis Knight said Williams had been using a substance, which was clearly outside the medical code.

Knight said Williams had not tested positive, but the team acted after consulting with the World Anti-Doping Agency “to find out about the product.”

Williams told team officials about using the substance — which the team has not disclosed — in a pre-Olympics training camp.

The 22-year-old Williams had qualified for the 100 and 200 metres, and gave samples for anti-doping tests at national Olympic trials last month.

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