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Italian probe of Jamaicans moving forward

03 September 2013, 18:47

Italy -  Italian prosecutors say the criminal doping investigation into former 100-metre world record-holder Asafa Powell, Jamaica teammate Sherone Simpson and their trainer has been delayed by bureaucratic problems but will go ahead.

Udine prosecutor Andrea Gondolo tells The Associated Press that his office has been unable to contact the athletes to ask whether they want to observe the testing of substances sequestered during a police raid in July on their training base in northern Italy.

The athletes can observe the testing themselves or designate a lawyer to do so. They have 20 days to respond once contacted.

The Canadian trainer, Christopher Xuereb, has already been contacted.

Gondolo said he expects the testing to go forward within a month.

A Jamaican attorney for the athletes did not respond to emails or calls seeking comment.

- Sapa - AP


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