Asafa Powell's trainer says he is not to blame

Powell's trainer pointed out that three other Jamaican athletes also tested positive at the same event where Powell and Simpson provided the samples, and that he had had no contact with them.

updated: July 19, 2013 14:14 IST
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Rome: Asafa Powell's trainer has insisted he is not to blame for the Jamaican sprinter's positive drugs test and claims he is being made a scapegoat.

Chris Xuereb, a Canadian, has been accused by Powell's agent Paul Doyle after the sprinter and three-times Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson, both tested positive for the same banned stimulant oxilofrine, reports CMC.

"It is time the athletes took responsibility for their doping instead of looking around for a scapegoat whether that person is their therapist, bartender or anyone else," said an email from Xuereb, who only began working with the sprinters in May.

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