Jamaican 400m hurdler, Kaliese Spencer has labeled allegations that she refused or evaded being drug tested as “false” and “baseless” and promises to fight to clear her name.

On Tuesday, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) in a release, said they were advised of Anti Doping violations by Spencer and Riker Hylton by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO).

“Both athletes are alleged to have violated article 2.3 of the said rules which speaks to “Evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection,” the JAAA release started.

However, in a release on Wednesday, Spencer’s management team, “categorically refutes any assertion that she has refused or evaded a drug test.”

“This allegation is simply false, as Ms Spencer has always made herself available to be tested by JADCO. Ms. Spencer’s Management and Legal teams view this alleged violation as entirely baseless and intends to pursue all legal channels necessary to protect her good name and her reputation as a true ambassador of Jamaica,” the release stated.

The Management Team of Spencer, the Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles champion, said it was recently notified by JADCO of an alleged violation of JADCO’s anti-doping rules.

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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.


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