BREAKING: Jamaican bobsleigh athlete returns adverse drug finding

Voice of Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation President Chris Stokes

By Kayon Raynor

A Jamaican  who competed at last month's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea has returned an adverse finding for a banned drug and is now facing the possibility of a four year suspension, under the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

However, RJR sources have revealed that athlete returned the infraction in her "A" sample for the banned drug clenbuterol in mid-January, from a test done in Switzerland, ahead of the Winter Games.

It is understood that the athlete and the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation, who were notified of the infraction within the last 48 hours by the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, are in the process of requesting that the "B" sample be tested.

RJR Sports contacted President of the Bobsleigh Federation Christian Stokes for a reaction on Friday afternoon.

"We got a notification that one of our athletes returned an adverse analytical finding. We are confident that we will end up with a positive outcome and as we have learnt over the years, it's best to be patient and see what comes out of thse processes," said Stokes.

According to WADA's prohibited list, clenbuterol is an anabolic steroid , which is banned at all times both in and out of competition. WADA states that there is no threshold under which the substance is not prohibited. However, checks by RJR Sports with a number of cases involving clenbuterol in recent years, have been attributed to contaminated meat, and have been dismissed.


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