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JAAA could announce MVP athletes fate today

Published:Friday | September 4, 2009 | 12:28 PM

The six MVP athletes who missed the mandatory pre-World Championship training camp in Nuremburg, Germany between August 6 and 11 could face disciplinary action.

The athletes who could face sanctions for missing the camp are former world record holder Asafa Powell, Olympic and World Championship 100-metre gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser, Olympic and World Champion 400-metre hurdles gold medallist Melaine Walker, World Championship 100-metre hurdles gold medallist Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Shericka Williams and Kaliese Spencer.

President of the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association, JAAAs, Howard Ares says the issue could head to the disciplinary committee.

All six athletes were pulled from the World Championship team but were restored after Lamine Diack, the president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) intervened on their behalf.

The issue with Veronica Campbell-Brown, who withdrew from the women’s 4 by 100-metre relay team, could also head to the disciplinary committee.

Campbell-Brown said she withdrew from the relay team after she was given a choice to run the first or third leg an hour and a half before the final.

She said she had practiced to run only the anchor leg during the mandatory training camp.