Asafa Powell coach says sprinter responsible for failing drug test

Asafa Powell coach says sprinter responsible for failing drug test

ROME (Sporting Alert) — Stephen Francis, the coach of Jamaicans Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, who recently tested positive for a banned substance, says being naive was the main reason why his sprinters failed drug tests. Powell and Simpson were both tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships last month and Canadian…

It’s all Paul Doyle’s fault: Asafa Powell coach blames agent for failed drug test
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It’s all Paul Doyle’s fault: Asafa Powell coach blames agent for failed drug test

MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert) — Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson coach Stephen Francis distanced himself from the failed drug tests of his star athletes and blamed their agent Paul Doyle for getting his pupils in trouble. Simpson and Powell were among five reported Jamaican athletes who tested positive for banned substances at the Jamaica Championships…

Report: Asafa Powell’s Physical Trainer Arrested Over Banned Substance

KINGSTON (Sporting Alert) — A physical trainer, who had been living and working with Asafa Powell, has been detained by police in Italy, the Jamaica Gleaner is reporting on Sunday. The former 100m world record holder, on Sunday was greeted with the news that he failed a drug test at the Jamaica Championships last month,…

Asafa Powell gives statement on positive drug test

KINGSON (Sporting Alert) — The following statement comes from Asafa Powell after the Jamaican former World record holder was in formed of a positive drug test at the Jamaica National Championships last month. Powell, the third fastest man on the all-time list of sprinters over 100 metres, says he never wilfully took any performance enhancing…

Colin Jackson: Powell, Gay fail drug tests “leaves a big void in our sport”
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Colin Jackson: Powell, Gay fail drug tests “leaves a big void in our sport”

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — The failed drug tests by two of the world’s leading sprinters, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay, has left a massive void in track and field, former world 110m hurdles record holder Colin Jackson said on Sunday. Jamaican Powell and American Gay, are amongst the top five fastest sprinters over the…

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell fails drug test

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Jamaica’s former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell has failed a drug test, reports in his native and BBC Sports are reporting on Sunday. Powell, the 2006 Commonwealth Games 100m gold medal, was apparently tested at the Jamaica National Championships in Kingston, last month. The Jamaica Gleaner on Sunday…

Powell wins Ostrava Golden Spike 100m after delay

Powell wins Ostrava Golden Spike 100m after delay

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (Sporting Alert) — Former World record holder Asafa Powell, following some chaos, which forced a delayed re-run, put his poor effort at his national trials behind him to win the men’s 100m at the Ostrava Golden Spike – IAAF World Challenge Meeting on Thursday. Initially, the Jamaican ran 9.97seconds to win at…

Injured again, Asafa Powell pulls hamstring at local meet

Injured again, Asafa Powell pulls hamstring at local meet

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Asafa Powell could miss another World Championship after the former world 100m record holder pulled up at a local meet in Jamaica on Saturday night. Powell, who missed the 2011 World Athletics Championship in Daegu with a groin injury, suffered another hamstring injury at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)…

Asafa Powell pulls out of Stawell Gift with hamstring problem
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Asafa Powell pulls out of Stawell Gift with hamstring problem

STAWELL, Australia (Sporting Alert) — Jamaican sprinter ace Asafa Powell has been forced to withdraw from Stawell Gift meet in Australia because of an injury. The former 100 metres world record holder raced over 120m and finished third in his heat to make Monday’s semifinals, but pulled out of the event after complaining about a…

Asafa Powell still believes he can take down Usain Bolt

Asafa Powell still believes he can take down Usain Bolt

MELBOURNE, Australia (Sporting Alert) — Unless Usain Bolt false-starts, or fail to get in shape and getting beat like at the Jamaica Olympic trials last year, everyone is starting to become more comfortable about when he faces the starter they are only running for the minor places. However, Bolt’s fellow countryman Asafa Powell, who was…