Jamaican sprinter and former 100-meter world record holder, Asafa Powell, was banned for 18 months over doping allegations.
Powell, 31, tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrone at Jamaica’s national trials last June. He has been suspended from competing since news of his doping case broke in July.
A panel of the island’s Anti-Doping Commission announced their decision to ban Powell on Thursday in Kingston.
Asafa Powell’s ban begins from the date his sample was collected, June 21, 2013. He will be eligible to compete on December 20.
Powell, like former teammate Sherone Simpson, who is banned until Dec. 20, blamed the findings on a physiotherapist who supplied them with supplements.