Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Tests show Simpson's supplement contained banned drug


KINGSTON, Jan 9 - The majority of tests conducted on a supplement suspended Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson was taking revealed a banned substance, the 2008 Olympic silver medallist's doping hearing was told on Wednesday.

Simpson and former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell, who also testified at Wednesday's hearing, returned adverse findings for the banned drug, oxilofrine, at June's Jamaican championsh­ips.

Both face two-year bans if found guilty of doping violations.

Two separate tests on a sealed bottle of "Epiphany D1", a supplement she was taking, showed the presence of banned drug oxilofrine, Professor Wayne McLaughlin of Caribbean Toxicology, a witness for Simpson, told the threemembe­r Jamaica Anti Doping Disciplina­ry Panel.

McLaughlin noted, however, the drug was not listed on the label of ingredient­s of Epiphany D1.

But testing by HFL Sports Science-Informed Sports, showed conflictin­g results, according to documents submitted by Simpson's legal team.

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