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Asafa Powell fails drug test, banned for 18 months

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 08:56

Jamaica’s former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell has been slapped an 18-month ban for failing a dope test.

Asafa Powell tells panel he `forgot` supplement names

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 00:33

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, who tested positive for a banned substance last year, told a disciplinary panel on Tuesday he did not list the supplements he was taking because he could not remember their names.

Powell says he never knew Simpson used supplement

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 03:40

Former 100-metre world record-holder Asafa Powell said Wednesday that he was unaware his former training partner Sherone Simpson was taking similar supplements to those he used.

Senior drug tester says Jamaican doping scandals `tip of iceberg`

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 14:36

Jamaica`s most senior drug tester has claimed that the recent rash of failed tests point to a more serious problem, further deepening the doping crisis in the country`s athletics.

WADA officials arrive in Jamaica for anti-doping audit

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 09:37

Three high-ranking officials of the World Anti-Doping Agency have arrived in Jamaica to conduct their audit of the country`s anti-doping programmes after weeks of criticism following positive tests from several high-profile athletes.

Powell, Simpson have doping hearing set for January

Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 09:51

Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic 4x100 relay silver medallist Sherone Simpson will appear before a disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission in January.

Powell slow to act in doping investigation

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 17:52

The criminal doping investigation into former 100 metres world-recod holder Asafa Powell and Jamaica teammate Sherone Simpson, will go ahead, despite being delayed by bureaucratic problems.

Sprinter Ben Johnson to revisit scene of disgrace

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 11:46

Disgraced drugs cheat Ben Johnson will revisit the scene of his downfall this month, wrapping up a global anti-doping tour in the Seoul Olympic stadium.

IAAF to return to four-year doping bans from 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 19:39

World athletics` governing body, the IAAF, will adhere to a new WADA code and happily revert to four-year bans for drugs offenders from 2015 as part of its "unwavering commitment against doping".

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce to lead Jamaican team for worlds

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 08:45

Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce headline a Jamaican world athletics championships squad that will come under intense scrutiny in Moscow.

Bolt backs Asafa Powell

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 14:52

Sprint super star Usain Bolt has sent words of encouragement to fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell who is battling to clear his name after he was tested positive for a banned substance last month.

Jamaican footballer tests positive for banned substance

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 20:45

A member of Jamaica’s senior football team campaigning for next year’s World Cup in Brazil has tested positive for a banned substance.