ASAFA POWELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

B samples positive for Powell, Simpson

Anti-doping authorities in Jamaica say backup doping tests have come back positive for former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell, teammate Sherone Simpson and three other island athletes. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission made the announcement on Friday. It says all the athletes have been notified. JADCO says it will refer the findings to the Jamaican Anti-Doping disciplinary...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Doping probe of Jamaicans proceeds

The criminal doping investigation into former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell, Jamaica teammate Sherone Simpson and their trainer has been delayed by bureaucratic problems but will go ahead. Udine prosecutor Andrea Gondolo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his office has been unable to contact the athletes to ask whether they want to observe the testing of substances...
Via Fox Olympics
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamaica threatened with Olympics expulsion over failed drug tests

In the wake of numerous failed drug tests, the World Anti-Doping Agency has threatened to expel Jamaica from the Olympics if the country does not strengthen its monitoring system. A handful of athletes from the island nation -- including marquee sprinters Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Sherone Simpson -- have recently tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. ...
Via Fox Sports West
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Li-Ning suspends deal with Powell

Chinese sportswear company Li-Ning suspended its sponsorship of Asafa Powell on Wednesday after the Jamaican sprinter returned a positive doping test and was formally placed under criminal investigation in Italy for possibly violating doping laws. The Beijing-based apparel and footwear company said in a statement that it has "great respect for his efforts and hard work"...
Via Fox Olympics
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamaica's Powell tests positive

Former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell and Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson have each tested positive for banned stimulants, their agent told The Associated Press. Powell and Simpson tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships last month and were just recently notified, Paul Doyle said Sunday, with their provisional ban effective immediately...
Via Fox Olympics
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamaican Sprinter Asafa Powell Also Tests Positive for Banned Substance

  Asafa Powell has taken a back seat to his countrymen Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake in recent years, so he really had nothing to lose. Earlier we reported that American sprinter Tyson Gay, tested positive for a banned substance, now according to the Associated Press, Powell’s agent has confirmed that the former 100-meter world-record holder has also failed a drug test along with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamaica's Powell out for season

Former world-record holder Asafa Powell is out the Olympic sprint relay for Jamaica after pulling his left groin during the 100-meter final. His agent, Paul Doyle, says Powell has two strains in his left groin after he hobbled across the finish line in eighth place in Sunday's final. Doyle says Powell also won't compete in anymore Diamond League meets, ending his season...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell out for season

Former world-record holder Asafa Powell is out the Olympic sprint relay for Jamaica after pulling his left groin during the 100-meter final. His agent, Paul Doyle, says Powell has two strains in his left groin after he hobbled across the finish line in eighth place in Sunday's final. Doyle says Powell also won't compete in anymore Diamond League meets, ending his season...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Gatlin, Felix win 100 meters in Doha

American Justin Gatlin nipped Jamaica's Asafa Powell at the line to win the 100 meters in a time of 9.87 seconds at the season-opening Diamond League meet on Friday. Powell got off to the faster start but Gatlin pulled even and managed to get his head in front as they crossed the line. ''This is fastest I ever opened up my career,'' said Gatlin, who dedicated...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Gatlin wins 100 at Diamond League meet in Doha

Justin Gatlin nipped Jamaica's Asafa Powell at the line to win the 100 meters in a time of 9.87 seconds at the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha on Friday. Powell got off to the faster start but Gatlin pulled even and then managed to get his head in front as they crossed the line. Gatlin tied Powell's world record in Doha six years ago only to have the result erased...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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