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Australian showjumper Jamie Kermond suspended for doping

Jamie Kermond

Jamie Kermond Australian showjumper suspended for doping

Jamie Kermond Australian showjumper suspended for doping
Jamie Kermond Australian showjumper suspended for doping

Equestrian Australia has suspended showjumper Jamie Kermond from partaking in the Tokyo Olympics after he returned a positive sample for cocaine.

The Australian governing body on Wednesday said Kermond returned a positive A-sample for a metabolite of cocaine following a test conducted by Sport Integrity Australia on June 26.

“Cocaine is prohibited In-Competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy 2021,” Equestrian Australia said in a statement.

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Kermond, who was due to make his Olympic debut in Tokyo, “is prohibited from participating in any WADA-compliant event, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, while the provisional suspension is in place,” the statement said.

Under Australia’s anti-doping policy, the 36-year-old can request to have his B-sample analysed.

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