The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has confirmed one of its athletes returned an adverse analytical result from the re-testing of samples from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
News broke earlier this week of the positive test, but at that time JOA president Mike Fennell denied such result.
However, hours after several news agencies, both locally and internationally published the name of the suspected athlete, the JOA issued the below statement.
"The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has received from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) notification that a Jamaican athlete has returned an adverse analytical result from the re-testing programme of samples from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games," the release said.
"The procedures outlined in the Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and also the results management protocols require the JOA to “maintain confidentiality of the result of all Doping Control and the identities involved in the proceedings until it has been determined in a hearing.”
"Accordingly the JOA will not be in a position to provide any further details on the matter until a hearing has determined the outcome of the issue and we have been officially advised," the release concluded.
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