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Olympic sprint medallist tests positive for banned substance

Published: Friday June 14, 2013 | 10:15 am Comments 0
The female Olympic athlete has been tested positive for a diuretic which is forbidden by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The female Olympic athlete has been tested positive for a diuretic which is forbidden by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

New information is indicating that the female Jamaican athlete who tested positive for a banned substance, at the May 4 Jamaica Invitational at the National Stadium, is an Olympic sprint medallist.


The athlete and her management team were notified of an adverse analytical finding, after the detection of a diuretic, which is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency because of its ability to hide the presence of performance enhancement drugs (PED) in the system.†

Diuretics are drugs that help the body to get rid of excess fluids primarily through urination, as a result, decreasing the ability to detect PEDs.

It is still unclear whether the athlete has requested that her B sample be tested.†

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