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Jamaica’s rising sprint star Briana Williams has escaped with a public reprimand for a failed drug test at Jamaica Trials in June.

The decision was handed down today (26 Sept) by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (IADP) panel, chaired by Kent Gammon and included Dr Marjorie Vassell and Ms Denise Forrest.

“Public reprimand and no period of ineligibility,” was the decision arrived at by the panel according to information reaching

Williams tested positive for the banned diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) at the Jamaica Trials in June.

Statement Below:

“The IADP is unanimously persuaded to the standard of proof on the evidence presented that the athlete, Miss Briana Williams, was in breach of article 2.1 of the 2015 Anti-Doping Rules as she had in her body a specified substance namely “Hydrochlorothiazide”.

“The IADP finds that the athlete has established no significant fault or negligence as she was given tablets by her guardian and had no intention to cheat in her In-Competition sprint event on 21st June 2019. The IADP was referred to article of the Anti-Doping In Sport Rules and this is relied on in its findings.

“In the circumstances of this case, the athlete is reprimanded without any period of ineligibility.

“The IADP recommends that the athlete undergoes another education programme on Anti-Doping In Sports Rules as soon as JADCO carries out same.”

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

30 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: Briana Williams Gets “Public Reprimand” For Failed Drugs Test”
  1. Hope she does well and learn from this experience. Even though it seemed to have been unintentional she is ultimately responsible for what she injests. Things like this will always put a spot on her career.

  2. Is Canada an island? Woman you really rasshole ignorant. And if you’re referring to the Caribbean, I can assure you that no Caribbean islands are as shitty as where you live, probably Brooklyn or the Bronx. And we better looking than you with your sponge Bob looking self

  3. I’m not rude to you. I’m referring to your athletes like Gatlin and the others who intentionally took banned substances to enhance their performance. This was a young lady who as a minor took medicine her mother gave her. Big difference. And not sure why you brought up her coach. He played no part whatsoever. And I’m from the Caribbean. A born n bred and still living there today Bajan

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