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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2013 file photo, Asafa Powell of Jamaica, center, competes with Nesta Carter of Jamaica, left, and Kim Collins of Saint Kitts, right, during the men's 100 meter at the Diamond League track and field competition in Shanghai, China.  Former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell and Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson have each tested positive for banned stimulants, according to their agent. Paul Doyle told The Associated Press on Sunday, July 14, 2013 that they tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships and were just recently notified. The news came the same day that American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay revealed that he also failed a drug test. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2013 file photo, Asafa Powell of Jamaica, center, competes with Nesta Carter of Jamaica, left, and Kim Collins of Saint Kitts, right, during the men's 100 meter at the Diamond League track and field competition in Shanghai, China. Former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell and Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson have each tested positive for banned stimulants, according to their agent. Paul Doyle told The Associated Press on Sunday, July 14, 2013 that they tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships and were just recently notified. The news came the same day that American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay revealed that he also failed a drug test. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
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(AP) Italian police have raided the hotel where Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are staying after each tested positive for banned stimulants.


Udine police captain Antonio Pisapia tells The Associated Press that rooms of the athletes and physical trainer Christopher Xuereb of Canada were searched and drugs were confiscated.


Pisapia says it is unclear whether the drugs are illegal and that the substances are being analyzed.


Powell and Simpson's agent said Sunday that they both tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships last month.


Pisapia says no arrests have been made in the raid early Monday morning at the Fra i Pini hotel in Lignano Sabbiadoro in northeastern Italy, and that nobody has been placed under investigation.


Jamaican athletes have trained in Lignano for years.


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