Reports about Jamaican athlete testing positive leave track fans worried


KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Jamaican track and field fans remain on the edge, while local authorities continue to be tight lipped, following reports that “a top Jamaican female athlete” apparently returned a positive test in May.

The news broke Thursday night, but local officials were not willing to comment about the individual or on the subject, with reports saying the alleged finding was discovered during the Jamaica Invitational Meet on May 4 this year.

Authorities did, however, confirmed that it was a female athlete and noted that she and her representatives were notified about the reported finding earlier this week.

Several media reports went as far as claiming that the athlete in question is of “Olympic standards” which left quite a number of Jamaican track and field fans fearing for the worst.

Meanwhile, Maximising Velocity and Power (MVP) Track Club quickly distance it self from the alleged adverse findings on its Twitter account.

“No adverse analytical findings at MVP Track & Field Club,” MVP wrote on Friday.

All parties are now awaiting the results of the B sample.

The news came hours after another Jamaican, Domonique Blake was slapped with a six-year ban by the Jamaica Anti-doping Commission (JADCO).