Hylton cleared of doping charges

August 04, 2017

Less than two months after 400m hurdler Kaliese Spencer was cleared of similar charges, quarter-miler Riker Hylton was yesterday cleared by the Independent Anti-Doping Panel (IADP) of charges related to Article 2.3 of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's (JADCO) rules.

Both Hylton and Spencer were taken before the IADP for breaches that occurred on the same date, April 27, 2016. JADCO alleged that Hylton had failed to submit a sample requested by a collection officer on the day in question.

The panel of chairperson Georgia Gibson-Henlin, Dr Japheth Ford, and Denise Forrest did not disclose the reasons for its decision and said that it would be a breach of rules to do so without the athlete's consent since he was cleared of the charges.

The decision was announced in a five-minute meeting at the Sports Development Foundation headquarters at Phoenix Avenue in St Andrew yesterday, following a two-day hearing of testimonies from witnesses of both Hylton and JADCO in May and early June.

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