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Jamaica sprinter Simpson faces disciplinary panel

Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson faces disciplinary panel of Jamaican anti-doping agency

Jamaica sprinter Simpson faces disciplinary panel

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A disciplinary panel of Jamaica's anti-doping agency has started at least two days of hearings into a positive test for a banned substance by sprinter Sherone Simpson.

Testifying Tuesday before a three-member panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, Simpson insisted Tuesday she was "no cheat."

The Olympic 400 relay gold and silver medalist, along with former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell, tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrone at the national championships in June.

Simpson says she believes a supplement provided by newly-hired trainer Christopher Xuereb was responsible for her positive test. She says she researched the "Epiphany D1" supplement for hours online before taking it and "nothing I read raised a red flag or an alarm bell."

But a lawyer for Jamaica's anti-doping agency contends that Simpson was "significantly negligent."

Updated : 2021-10-22 11:42 GMT+08:00