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December hearing dates for Smikle, Randall, Robinson

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Levy,Leighton (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Sep 26-Oct 2, 2013
Jamaica, NY
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Jamaica, Blacks, Courts, Track & field, Athletes, Drug testing, Randall, Allison, 1988-, Robinson, Damar, 1993-, Smikle, Traves, 1992-
News broke on July 14 that five Jamaican athletes had failed drug tests at the national championships in June, setting off one of the biggest drug scandals ever faced by Jamaican athletes and authorities. In addition to [Smikle], global stars, former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic 100-metre silver medalist She rone Simpson, as well as Allison Randall and 19-year-old Damar Robinson also failed drug tests. The news broke one month after it was announced that Veronica Campbell Brown, another global star and two-time Olympic 200-metre champion, had failed a drug test after competing at the Jamaica International Invitational in May.