Drug-free to run in worlds

Five Jamaican athletes were cleared on Monday of doping at their national championships two months ago after the country’s anti-doping panel failed to determine whether the banned substance was on the prohibited list.

The athletes reportedly tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamine.

But Kent Gammon, chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s disciplinary committee, said it was unable to prove they had breached any doping policy.

‘Therefore, we have not found any of the athletes in violation of the anti-doping code,’ Gammon said.

The athletes are Yohan Blake, Sheri-Ann Brooks, Allodin Fothergill, Lansford Spence and Marvin Anderson.

They are now cleared to compete in the world championships in Berlin, but the International Association of Athletics Federations – track and field’s governing body and organiser of the worlds – could review the ruling.

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