LONDON, England — The five Jamaicans who reportedly tested positive for a banned substance in the last Olympics have been identified.
The Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport has identified the five as Yohan Blake, Marvin Anderson, Sherry-Ann Brooks, Allodin Fothergill and Lansford Spence.
This comes as the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission representative Dr Herb Elliott reportedly indicated on a Jamaican radio station that all five of the athletes had been selected for Jamaica`s 46-strong team for next month`s World Championships in Berlin.
The most recent doping case out of Jamaica occurred in 2008 when Julien Dunkley tested positive for boldenone, an anabolic steroid used in veterinary medicine, and was dropped from the Beijing Olympic team.
Triple Olympic champion, Usain Bolt, has said he is disappointed to hear the news of the five positive results.