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The Government of Jamaica is aware of the adverse analytical finding of one of our national athletes following testing conducted by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) during the May 4, 2013 Jamaica Invitational Meet under the supervision of an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Doping Representative.

The IAAF is continuing to conduct its results management procedures in accordance with its Rules. We await the outcome of the due process.

We continue to be proud of our rich sporting history and tradition and of all of our athletes who give of their best in representing Jamaica in the various sporting disciplines locally and internationally. We encourage our athletes to remain focused and disciplined during this time of the staging of our national Junior and Senior Championships.

As a country, we are committed to our Anti-Doping programme and the preservation of integrity in sport. JADCO has a robust in and out of competition testing programme as well as a strong public information network.