Asafa Powell hits out at 'unfair, unjust' doping ban

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell expressed his disappointment after he was handed an 18-month doping ban.

updated: April 11, 2014 13:24 IST
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Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, the former 100m world record holder, slammed the 18-month doping ban meted out to him on Thursday calling it "unfair" and "unjust".

"This ruling is not only unfair, it is patently unjust. Panels such as these, I understood, were assembled to allow athletes who, consciously or unconsciously come into conflict with the rules of sport, a chance at equitable redemption," Powell said in a statement posted on his website.

"Unfortunately, this was not the case."

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