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Taekwondo Olympian from Jamaica tests positive


October 15. 2013 1:38PM
Associated Press

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(AP) A Jamaican who competed in taekwondo at the London Olympics says he has tested positive for a banned substance.


Kenneth Edwards said in a statement Tuesday he was notified about the results a month ago and he is awaiting results of a backup sample.


Edwards says he has not competed since July and there was no practical reason to use a diuretic for any kind of preparation. He says he will challenge the findings.


The announcement comes as the world's anti-doping authority launches a sweeping audit of Jamaica's drug-testing agency amid allegations of inconsistent testing.


Doping investigations also are underway involving other Jamaicans, including sprint stars Veronica Campbell-Brown, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson.


Associated Press


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