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ATHLETICS: Discus record holder Randall to go before appeal panel this week

Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2014 | 8:48 AM

The Appeal Hearing for Jamaica’s discus record holder Allison Randall will be heard on Wednesday and Thursday at the Jamaica Conference Centre.

The 25-year-old Randall was handed a two-year ban in April of this year for a positive test, a decision which she immediately appealed.

A three-member disciplinary panel chaired by Kent Pantry, a former director of public prosecutions banned Randall.

In handing down the two-year ban, Pantry said the panel was of the view that the athlete was unable to establish how the specified substance entered her body or came into her body.

Randall, who represented Jamaica at the 2012 Olympic Games in the discus, tested positive for a banned diuretic at the Jamaican Championships last June.

Randall was among six Jamaican athletes who tested positive for banned substances last year.

Former world 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell, two-time Olympic 200-metre champion Veronica Campbell-Brown and Sherone Simpson also tested positive last year.

Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared in February to resume her career after winning an appeal against a secretly imposed two-year doping ban.

Powell and Simpson were handed a 18-month ban each in April by the Jamaica's Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel.

However, the athletes appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and had their bans reduced to six months each.

They have since returned to action.


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