Athletics: Asafa Powell says he never knew ex-training partner Simpson used supplement
KINGSTON (AFP) - Former 100-metre world record-holder Asafa Powell said on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014, that he was unaware his former training partner Sherone Simpson was taking similar supplements to those he used.
Powell was called as a witness in Simpson's doping hearing before the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission disciplinary panel that will begin a hearing into Powell starting next week.
Both Simpson and Powell tested positive for the same banned stimulant, oxilofrine (methylsynephrine), at last June's Jamaican national championships.
Powell, who blamed his positive test on nutritional supplements, said he only became aware that he and Simpson were both taking similar supplements when both failed drug tests.