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Sherone Simpson's doping hearing set for tomorrow

Published:Monday | January 6, 2014

The hearing into the positive drug test of 2008 Olympic 100-metre silver medallist Sherone Simpson will begin tomorrow at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.

The hearing is scheduled for two days.

The 29-year-old Simpson tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the National Championships held in June of last year.

A three-member panel led by attorney-at-law and vice-chairman of the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, Lennox Gayle; physician Dr Jephthah Ford; and Peter Prendergast presided over Simpson's hearing on September 6.

Simpson is the 2006 Commonwealth Games champion over 200 metres as well as the joint 100-metre silver medal winner from the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Simpson was among five Jamaican athletes who tested positive for banned substances in July.

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