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Published:Friday | June 14, 2013 | 5:27 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

The University of Technology-based MVP Track & Field Club has sought to clear its athletes following news that a Jamaican female runner has been tested positive for a banned substance.

In a message posted on Twitter, MVP said none of its athletes has returned an adverse analytical finding.

The 'A' sample of the Jamaican athlete was tested after the May 4 Jamaica Invitational meet in Kingston.

It is reported that the athlete has already been notified.

A short while ago a Jamaican athletic official reported that the athlete is now in Canada at the lab of the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) to have her 'B' sample tested.

The athlete and her management team were notified of the adverse analytical finding, after the detection of a diuretic, which is banned by WADA 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. 

The latest report that a Jamaican athlete was tested positive came hours after 400-metre runner Dominique Blake lost her long running drug case.

Blake has received a six-year ban from the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.

At the Jamaica Olympic trials last year, MVP athlete Ricardo Cunningham, was tested positive for the prohibited substance pseudo-ephedrine.

However, he escaped with only a reprimand.


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