BREAKING: Jamaican sprint hurdler Burton and American sprinter Clarke get 4 month doping bans

By Kayon Raynor

American World Championship 200m finalist from Oregon 2022 Tamara Clark and Jamaican former World Under-20 sprint hurdles silver medallist Rushelle Burton have received four month bans from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for an anti-doping rule violation.

According to impeccable Radio Jamaica Sports sources, Clark and Burton were charged in relation Rule 2.2 of the WADA Code, which deals with "possession of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method".  

The method is understood to have been 'an iv infusion' above the allowable limit in an impermissible setting.

Our sources indicate that the athletes voluntarily admitted to the offense and were given the reduced sanction of four months under the WADA code. The sanctions run from February 1 to May 31 for Clark and Burton. It means they both are eligible to start competing as of June 1.

Clark's attorney Paul Greene as well as Burton's attorney Howard Jacobs could not be reached for comment.

Our sources indicate that the sanction was agreed upon with both the AIU and WADA after both athletes admitted to the anti-doping rule violation.


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