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Jamaica’s doped athletes hearing end prematurely

Published:Monday | August 3, 2009 | 5:41 PM

The hearings for the five Jamaican athletes who returned positive tests for a banned drug at the National Senior Trials in June ended prematurely today.

Kent Gammon, the chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s disciplinary committee, said the hearings ended after just 30 minutes because of various issues, which came up.

However, he declined to comment on the issues, which caused the hearings to end prematurely.

A source told Gleaner/Power 106 Sports that the athletes were uncomfortable with the three-member panel selected to hear their cases.

The hearings will continue on Wednesday.

The five athletes, four men and a woman, were named on Jamaica’s team for the World Championships and the deadline for final entries should be closed just about now.

The World Championships will run from August 15 to 23.