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No label on suspicious supplements, says news agency

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2013 | 1:49 PM

One of Italy’s largest news agencies is reporting that there was no label on some of the suspicious supplements, creams and ointments removed from the Italian hotel rooms of Jamaican athletes Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson and their Canadian Trainer.



According to the ANSA news agency, those with labels were written in English and the quantities to be administered were not specified.



The newspaper also reported that Powell, Simpson and their physical trainer Christopher Xuereb are being investigated by Udine prosecutors for violating doping laws.



The Italian newspaper says the prosecutors are assuming a breach of Article Nine of the Law on doping that essentially punishes those who administer and those who take performance-enhancing drugs.



The prosecutor and the Anti-Drug Branch of the Udine police are trying to identify a laboratory equipped to analyse the seized substances.



ANSA reports that investigators are also trying to determine whether to repeat their analysis.



SEE: WADA's list of prohibited substances for 2013



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