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FILE - In this June 10, 2010, file photo, Jamaica's Asafa Powell runs to win the men's 100 meter event during the IAAF Diamond League Golden Gala athletics meeting at Rome's Olympic stadium. Italian prosecutors say Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 the criminal doping investigation into former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell, Jamaica teammate Sherone Simpson and their trainer has been delayed by bureaucratic problems but will go ahead. Udine prosecutor Andrea Gondolo tells The Associated Press that his office has been unable to contact the athletes to ask whether they want to observe the testing of substances sequestered during a police raid in July on their training base in northern Italy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
FILE - In this June 10, 2010, file photo, Jamaica's Asafa Powell runs to win the men's 100 meter event during the IAAF Diamond League Golden Gala athletics meeting at Rome's Olympic stadium. Italian prosecutors say Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 the criminal doping investigation into former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell, Jamaica teammate Sherone Simpson and their trainer has been delayed by bureaucratic problems but will go ahead. Udine prosecutor Andrea Gondolo tells The Associated Press that his office has been unable to contact the athletes to ask whether they want to observe the testing of substances sequestered during a police raid in July on their training base in northern Italy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
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(AP) Anti-doping authorities in Jamaica say backup doping tests have come back positive for former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell, teammate Sherone Simpson and three other island athletes.


The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission made the announcement on Friday. It says all the athletes have been notified.


JADCO says it will refer the findings to the Jamaican Anti-Doping disciplinary panel and hearings will be scheduled.


The agent for Powell and Simpson did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.


Meanwhile, local media say a Jamaican disciplinary panel is deliberating after a four-day hearing on a positive doping test by three-time Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown.


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