Asafas Powell

  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell 11-04-2014 09:17 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican Asafa Powell has described as "unfair and patently unjust" an 18-month drugs ban handed to him by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, and says he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following the judgment on Thursday by the three-member disciplinary panel, the sprint star took to...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping 10-04-2014 09:08 PM

    Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, tested positive for the stimulant oxilophrine at last year's national championships and the ban has...
  • Asafa Powell tells panel he 'forgot' supplement names 15-01-2014 10:11 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, who tested positive for a banned substance last year, told a disciplinary panel on Tuesday he did not list the supplements he was taking because he could not remember their names. The former world 100 metres record holder, who faces a two-year ban if found...
  • Powell, Simpson to face disciplinary panel in January 28-09-2013 04:51 PM

    Kingston: Former 100-metre sprint world record holder Asafa Powell and his MVP team-mate Sherone Simpson are to face the disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission in January next year. Simpson will appear Jan 7 and 8 while Powell's hearing is scheduled for January 14-15, reports CMC. They were among...
  • Usain Bolt wants to inspire fans weary of doping 25-07-2013 05:34 PM

    London: Usain Bolt will again fly the flag for drug-free athletics at this weekend's London Diamond League meeting after a news conference where the multi-titled Jamaican was bombarded with questions about the sport's latest doping scandals. Any hopes Bolt had that his appearance in London would be a celebration of...
  • Asafa Powell says will not retire, hopes to clear name 24-07-2013 11:11 AM

    Kingston: Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell has no plans to retire despite a positive finding for a banned stimulant and hopes that tests of his B sample will clear his name, the Jamaican sprinter said on Tuesday. "No, never thought about it," the 30-year-old said when asked...
  • Coe calls for four-year bans for drug cheats 21-07-2013 08:49 PM

    London: Former double Olympic champion Sebastian Coe wants the ban for athletes failing drugs tests to be increased from two to four years, he said on Sunday. "We have to go back from two years to four years. The move down to two did a lot of damage to my...
  • Powell trainer says he is not to blame 19-07-2013 01:49 PM

    Rome: Asafa Powell's trainer has insisted he is not to blame for the Jamaican sprinter's positive drugs test and claims he is being made a scapegoat. Chris Xuereb, a Canadian, has been accused by Powell's agent Paul Doyle after the sprinter and three-times Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson, both tested positive...
  • Asafa Powell loses sponsor following doping allegations 18-07-2013 07:53 PM

    Kingston, Jamaica: Chinese sportswear company Li-Ning has suspended its sponsorship deal with Asafa Powell following the Jamaican's positive doping test. The company on Wednesday said it had suspended its deal with Powell pending the outcome of a doping investigation, reports Xinhua. The announcement comes days after revelations that Powell and...
  • IOC, IAAF look at bright side of new doping cases 16-07-2013 10:24 PM

    London: International officials are looking at the bright side of the latest doping scandals to jolt track and field. The positive tests that nabbed top-name sprinters Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are disappointing but also proof that global drug-testing efforts are working, the IOC and IAAF said on...
  • Doping: Coach defends Jamaican sprinters Powell, Simpson 16-07-2013 09:11 PM

    Lignano Sabbiadoro: The coach of Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson said on Tuesday they were not to blame after the Olympic medallists failed dope tests. "It came as a big surprise, I think, to them," Stephen Francis told Reuters outside the Fra i Pini hotel which has long...
  • Doping: Italy police investigate Powell, other Jamaican sprinters - reports 16-07-2013 09:07 PM

    Rome: Italian police are investigating Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson and their Canadian trainer Chris Xuereb on suspicion of violating doping laws, Italian media reported on Tuesday. Newswire Ansa said the police had seized some 50 boxes during a search of the athletes' rooms in a hotel in...
  • I hired wrong trainer for Powell: agent 16-07-2013 01:18 PM

    Kingston: The agent for former men's 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell has conceded not doing enough background check on the physical trainer believed to have given the Jamaican sprinter tainted supplements. Paul Doyle told Jamaican radio on Monday that he has accepted responsibility for hiring the trainer implicated. His...
  • Randall is third Jamaican to admit positive dope test 16-07-2013 08:28 AM

    Kingston: Olympic discus thrower Allison Randall on Monday became the third athlete to confirm a positive drugs test from the Jamaican trials in June following Sunday's revelations by sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson. Randall, who competed at last year's London Games but failed to make the final, acknowledged receipt...
  • Allison Randall is third Jamaican to admit positive dope test 15-07-2013 10:50 PM

    Kingston: Olympic discus thrower Allison Randall on Monday became the third athlete to confirm a positive drugs test from the Jamaican trials in June following Sunday's revelations by sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson. Randall, who competed at last year's London Games but failed to make the final, acknowledged receipt...
  • Asafa Powell, other Jamaican athletes deny doping 15-07-2013 08:47 PM

    Montego Bay, Jamaica: Three of Jamaica's top athletes, including Asafa Powell, have denied taking banned substances after the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) confirmed that five of the country's athletes have tested positive for illegal substances. JADCO did not name the athletes but reports say they include former men's 100m world...
  • Italian Police detain trainer linked to Asafa Powell 15-07-2013 08:03 PM

    Montego Bay: A physical trainer associated with former world record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson was held and questioned by Italian Police Sunday night. The trainer's name has been withheld but the person was reportedly questioned about the presence of banned substances found in samples provided by...
  • Asafa Powell tests positive for banned stimulant 15-07-2013 12:09 AM

    Jamaica: Former 100 metre world-record holder Asafa Powell and Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson have each tested positive for banned stimulants, according to their agent Paul Doyle. Paul Doyle told The Associated Press on Sunday that they tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships and were just recently...
  • Asafa Powell wins re-run 100m at Ostrava meet 28-06-2013 11:02 AM

    Prague: Jamaica's Asafa Powell was twice a winner of the 100 metres at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava on Thursday after he sprinted to victory - only to be told the race would be re-run because of a false start. Powell, a former world record holder, powered across the...
  • Bolt, Powell cruise to semi-finals at Jamaican trials 21-06-2013 08:52 AM

    Kingston: World record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt made easy progress into Friday's semi-finals of the men's 100 metres at the Jamaican trials for the world championships. Bolt got off to a decent start and took control of heat one by the 40-meter mark before cruising across the finish...
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  • Eyeing the finishing line: 3 contenders and one goal 18-07-2008 06:28 PM

    Karachi: Fast bowling legend Wasim Akram on Tuesday said he was confident Pakistan's hotly-anticipated tour of India next month would pass off safely and urged the two sides to use threats by Hindu radicals as motivation. Pakistan will meet their arch-rivals in five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s in December...