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Jamaica ponders anti-doping laboratory

Jul 27 2013, 5:04am CDT | by IANS

Kingston, July 27 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaican government says it has not ruled out the possibility of establishing an internationally accredited anti-doping laboratory in the country.

Kingston, July 27 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaican government says it has not ruled out the possibility of establishing an internationally accredited anti-doping laboratory in the country. Minister with...

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Jamaica ponders anti-doping laboratory

Jul 27 2013, 5:04am CDT | by IANS

Kingston, July 27 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaican government says it has not ruled out the possibility of establishing an internationally accredited anti-doping laboratory in the country.

Kingston, July 27 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaican government says it has not ruled out the possibility of establishing an internationally accredited anti-doping laboratory in the country.

Minister with responsibility for sport, Natalie Neita Headley, says setting up such an institution will require substantial capital investment and support from other countries.

The sports minister was addressing a Jamaica Information Service Think Tank which considered a laboratory to test athletes for all the substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) banned list, as well as supplements marketed to athletes.

"It is a matter as to whether or not Jamaica would be able to find that additional capital (and), to convince the rest of the world that we have all the requirements for them to send their tests to Jamaica," she said.

"Unless significant support is given to Jamaica as a location, to satisfy the needs of several countries, the country cannot sustain a laboratory of that nature. However, it is not something we have written off as impossible."

Doping in sports has become a hot topic here after five Jamaicans, including former 100m world-record holder Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, the 2008 Beijing Olympics 100m silver medallist, tested positive for banned substances.

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Warren Blake, says meeting the required international standards for the lab, would require major spending.

"The level of capital outlay is very deep. The laboratory should be able to test substances both known and unknown," Blake stressed.

"In order to buy the right spectrometers and put the right tests in place to detect unknown substances, you must be able to spend."

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Red Sox’s Ortiz sets record at Rogers Centre

Jul 23 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Red Sox’s Ortiz sets record at Rogers Centre

Jul 23 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO — David Ortiz has his place in Rogers Centre history, and it has come from tormenting the Toronto Blue Jays. With his three-run home run off R.A. Dickey on Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox slugger passed Alex Rodriguez as the visiting player with the most home runs in the stadium’s history. Ortiz’s home run, his fourth of the series, was his 37th in the building formerly known as SkyDome in his 107th game here. By hitting at ...
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Red Sox’s Ortiz sets record at Rogers Centre

Jul 23 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO — David Ortiz has his place in Rogers Centre history, and it has come from tormenting the Toronto Blue Jays. With his three-run home run off R.A. Dickey on Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox slugger passed Alex Rodriguez as the visiting player with the most home runs in the stadium’s history. Ortiz’s home run, his fourth of the series, was his 37th in the building formerly known as SkyDome in his 107th game here. By hitting at least one home run in each of the first thre ...
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Red Sox’s Ortiz sets record at Rogers Centre

Jul 23 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO — David Ortiz has his place in Rogers Centre history, and it has come from tormenting the Toronto Blue Jays. With his three-run home run off R.A. Dickey on Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox slugger passed Alex Rodriguez as the visiting player with the most home runs in the stadium’s history. Ortiz’s home run, his fourth of the series, was his 37th in the building formerly known as SkyDome in his 107th game here. By hitting at least one home run in each of the first th ...
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4 days ago

Red Sox’s Ortiz sets record at Rogers Centre

Jul 23 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO — David Ortiz has his place in Rogers Centre history, and it has come from tormenting the Toronto Blue Jays. With his three-run home run off R.A. Dickey on Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox slugger passed Alex Rodriguez as the visiting player with the most home runs in the stadium’s history. Ortiz’s home run, his fourth of the series, was his 37th in the building formerly known as SkyDome in his 107th game here. By hitting at least one home run in each of the first three games ...
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Red Sox’s Ortiz sets record at Rogers Centre

Jul 23 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO — David Ortiz has his place in Rogers Centre history, and it has come from tormenting the Toronto Blue Jays. With his three-run home run off R.A. Dickey on Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox slugger passed Alex Rodriguez as the visiting player with the most home runs in the stadium’s history. Ortiz’s home run, his fourth of the series, was his 37th in the building formerly known as SkyDome in his ...
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4 days ago

Red Sox’s Ortiz sets record at Rogers Centre

Jul 23 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO — David Ortiz has his place in Rogers Centre history, and it has come from tormenting the Toronto Blue Jays. With his three-run home run off R.A. Dickey on Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox slugger passed Alex Rodriguez as the visiting player with the most home runs in the stadium’s history. Ortiz’s home run, his fourth of the series, was his 37th in the building formerly known as SkyDome in ...
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CPL: US-based Indian company, new owners of Jamaica Tallawahs

Jul 15 2014 9:48pm CDT | Source: Cricket

St. George's (Grenada), July 16: The United States based Chalak Mitra Group (CMG) are the new franchise owners of reigning Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Champions, Jamaica Tallawahs, organisers have announced.The announcement was m ...
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CAS upholds ban appeal by Powell, Simpson

Jul 14 2014 12:58pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has upheld in part appeals filed by Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson. Powell and Simpson tested positive for a banned stimulant at Jamaica’s national trials last year. Earlier this year, a Jamaica anti-doping disciplinary panel suspended the two Jamaican Olympic medallists for 18 months after a doping ban. On Monday, CAS announced it had decided to reduce th ...
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CAS upholds ban appeal by Powell, Simpson

Jul 14 2014 12:58pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced 18-month doping bans for Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson to just six months. Powell, a former world record holder in the 100 metres, and three-time Olympic medallist Simpson tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine at Jamaica’s national trials last year. In April, Jamaica’s anti-doping disciplinary panel suspended the two athletes for 18 ...
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