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Jamaica in the spotlight for drug scandals

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This week the Jamaican Football Federation (JFF) confirmed that an unknown player has tested positive for a banned drug after their World Cup qualifier against Honduras on June 11.

A statement from the JFF read: "During the World Cup Qualifying match, Honduras vs Jamaica, on June 11, 2013 a member of the Jamaican squad returned an adverse analytical finding on his urine sample." 

The result of this is to be followed up by the JFF and further cautions to the player involved who has been informed about the drugs test.

This was only another blow for Jamaican sport publicity as world-class sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson both tested positive for oxilofrine - an amphetamine - at the Jamaican National Championships this June. 

Only a few weeks later, discuss throwers Allison Randall and Traves Smirkle were said to have failed a drugs test, both of which deny taking any sport-enhancing drug. 

Randall stated: "I wish to state that I did not knowingly or wilfully ingest any banned substance."

Both the JFF and JADCO have opened internal investigations into the recent results of Jamaican sport stars who have covered Jamaican media for months.

 

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