Powell, Simpson get support from their club

Montego Bay (Jamaica): Jamaica`s MVP track and field club says it intends to be vigilant in ensuring two of its superstar athletes who tested positive for a banned substance are given a fair hearing.

MVP club says its standing by sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson after both tested positive for the same banned stimulant oxilofrine.

"While the Adverse Analytical Findings are unfortunate and disappointing, the club continues to stand by and support Sherone and Asafa during this time," said club president Bruce James, in a statement.

"We will be following the developments in this matter closely and will endeavor to support and protect the rights of these two great athletes so as to ensure a fair hearing for them and a just resolution of the issues involved."

The statement also said that both athletes had requested the testing of their `B` samples and have retained legal counsel.

Powell and Simpson tested positive for a stimulant at the National Senior Championships last month.


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