Asafa Powell

  • Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have suspensions cut July 15, 2014

    Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their 18 month drug suspensions cut to six months and are free to continue competing, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday. "The CAS decided to reduce their period of ineligibility to six months, which has been already served,"...
  • Asafa Powell wants 18month ban shrunk to three months May 27, 2014

    Jamaica's former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell could yet compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, if his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against an 18month doping ban proves successful. The 31yearold was handed a backdated 18month ban in April. It is due to end...
  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell April 11, 2014

    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 the...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping April 10, 2014

    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 been...
  • Asafa Powell tells panel he 'forgot' supplement names January 15, 2014

    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 twoyear ban if found guilty...
  • Powell, Simpson to face disciplinary panel in January September 28, 2013

    Kingston: Former 100metre sprint world record holder Asafa Powell and his MVP teammate Sherone Simpson are to face the disciplinary panel of the Jamaica AntiDoping Commission in January next year. Simpson will appear Jan 7 and 8 while Powell's hearing is scheduled for January 1415, reports CMC. They were among five Jamaicans...
  • Usain Bolt wants to inspire fans weary of doping July 25, 2013

    London: Usain Bolt will again fly the flag for drugfree athletics at this weekend's London Diamond League meeting after a news conference where the multititled 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 his...
  • Asafa Powell says will not retire, hopes to clear name July 24, 2013

    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 30yearold said when asked in...
  • Coe calls for fouryear bans for drug cheats July 21, 2013

    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 sport,"...
  • Powell trainer says he is not to blame July 19, 2013

    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 threetimes Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson, both tested positive...
  • Asafa Powell loses sponsor following doping allegations July 18, 2013

    Kingston, Jamaica: Chinese sportswear company LiNing 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 fellow Jamaican...
  • IOC, IAAF look at bright side of new doping cases July 16, 2013

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

    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 July 17, 2013

    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 northeast...
  • I hired wrong trainer for Powell: agent July 16, 2013

    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 admission...
  • Randall is third Jamaican to admit positive dope test July 16, 2013

    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 of...
  • Allison Randall is third Jamaican to admit positive dope test July 15, 2013

    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 of...
  • Asafa Powell, other Jamaican athletes deny doping July 16, 2013

    Montego Bay, Jamaica: Three of Jamaica's top athletes, including Asafa Powell, have denied taking banned substances after the Jamaica AntiDoping 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 record...
  • Italian Police detain trainer linked to Asafa Powell July 15, 2013

    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 the...
  • Asafa Powell tests positive for banned stimulant July 15, 2013

    Jamaica: Former 100 metre worldrecord 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 notified....
  • Asafa Powell wins rerun 100m at Ostrava meet June 28, 2013

    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 rerun because of a false start. Powell, a former world record holder, powered across the finish...
  • Bolt, Powell cruise to semifinals at Jamaican trials June 21, 2013

    Kingston: World record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt made easy progress into Friday's semifinals 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 40meter mark before cruising across the finish...
  • Hamstring injury rules Powell out of Melbourne meet April 2, 2013

    Sydney: Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell has been forced to withdraw from his first meeting since last year's Olympic final because of a hamstring injury, Athletics Australia said on Tuesday. The 30yearold Jamaican, who has run the 100m in less than 10 seconds more times than any other...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell out for season August 8, 2012

    London: Former worldrecord holder Asafa Powell is out the Olympic sprint relay for Jamaica after pulling his left groin during the 100meter final. His agent, Paul Doyle, says Powell has two strains in his left groin after he hobbled across the finish line in eighth place in Sunday's final. Doyle says Powell...
  • Olympics: Powell's season over, says agent August 8, 2012

    London: Jamaican former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell's season is over after additional medical tests confirmed a strained left adductor muscle, his agent told Reuters on Tuesday. "It would be about three weeks to recover from the strain, and at that stage without having trained for three weeks, it...
  • Powell yet to join Jamaican Olympic squad July 23, 2012

    Birmingham, England: Days before the end of its preOlympics training camp at the University of Birmingham, sprinter Asafa Powell, along with two reigning Olympic champions, ShellyAnn FraserPryce and Melaine Walker, are yet to join the Jamaican team. Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Mike Fennell had said arrangements would be made with...
  • Jamaica's Powell says Bolt can be beaten December 8, 2009

    Singapore: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell says he can catch countryman and world's fastest man Usain Bolt when the two face off next year. "Usian is the target right now and I'm shooting at him," Powell told reporters Tuesday in Singapore while promoting next year's Youth Olympic Games. "I know that I...
  • Usain Bolts to gold, new world record in 100m August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Usain Bolt broke his own world record to win a sensational Olympic Games 100m here on Saturday. After posting the second fastest time in Games history in his semifinal, the Jamaican timed an astonishing 9.69sec with seemingly effortless ease, ahead of Trinidad's Richard Thompson and American Walter Dix. His time would...
  • Bolt sparkles, Caribbean sprinters dominate 100m heats August 15, 2008

    Beijing: Jamaica's world recordholder Usain Bolt threw down the gauntlet to his 100 metres rivals here on Friday as he recorded the sixth fastest time this year in his Olympic second round heat. The 21yearold ran an effortless 9.92 seconds to win his heat, a faster time than the other two...