2 more Jamaican athletes may be banned for violation anti-doping rules.
The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has confirmed that World Championship and Commonwealth Games 400m medalist Kaliese Spencer and quarter-miler medalist Ryker Hylton have been referred to the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and face being banned.
The 2 are alleged to have violated article 2.3 of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s Anti-doping 2015 Rules. Under the rules, “evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection” is one of 10 possible ways that athletes or their support staff can be charged with an anti-doping doping rule violation. The maximum penalty is a 4-year suspension.
While Kaliese Spencer has yet to comment on the allegations, Ryker Hylton said JADCO did not do their job properly because it never notify him that he had been selected to be tested. JADCO has not responded to media request to comment on the situation.
Kaliese Spencer won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and was a 2009 world championship silver medalist in the 4x400m relay.
Ryker Hylton won a 4x400m bronze at the 2011 World Championships.