RJR News / Sherone a five-time Olympic and World Championship medalist for Jamaica, will be heading to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to challenge the 18 month ban handed down by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel on Tuesday.
In delivering the verdict at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Lennox Gayle, chairman of the three member panel, said Simpson was negligent.
However, Paul Doyle, Simpson’s agent, later told RJR sports that the sprinter was upset with what she considered an unjust ruling and will be taking the matter to the highest appellate sporting body in the world, immediately.
Doyle added that the punishment was harsh, given the precedent set for other cases in the past
Simpson did not attended Tuesday’s hearing. Her suspension will be retroactive to June 21, 2013, meaning that she can resume competition after December 20, 2014.
Simpson tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine last June. Her former training partner Asafa Powell, who also tested positive for oxilofrine last June will hear his verdict on Thursday.
Discus thrower Allison Randall, another Olympian, was slapped with a two-year ban after her positive test for the banned diuretic hydro-chlorothiazide last June.
Kent Pantry, Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel handed down the verdict on Tuesday morning after more than two months of deliberations.
Pantry noted that the national record holder’s suspension would be retroactive to June 21, 2013 “when she provided the sample,”
The 25 year-old Randall who listened to the verdict via skype from the United States, was visibly shaken at the announcement of her sanction.
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