Athletics: Asafa Powell says he did not check banned substances list
KINGSTON (AFP) - Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell told a Jamaican disciplinary hearing that he doubled the dosage of his supplements the morning of his positive drug test.
The 31-year-old Jamaican sprint star told the Jamaican Anti-doping Commission panel on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014, that he did so on the advice of his newly-hired physical therapist Christopher Xuereb.
Powell, who tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican national championships last June, said Xuereb told him to take two capsules of Epiphany D1 each morning for the first week then double it for the second week. Powell claims Epiphany D1 was the source of the oxilofrine.
"I didn't remember to do that (double the dosage). Chris (Xuereb) came to my room the morning of the trials and said I must remember to take four," said Powell, who began his testimony on Tuesday morning.