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Wednesday, 19 September, 2001, 06:55 GMT 07:55 UK
Jamaican sprinter faces ban
Patrick Jarrett
Patrick Jarrett plans to appeal to the IAAF council
Jamaican sprinter Patrick Jarrett faces a two-year ban after being found guilty of taking the banned drug stanozolol.

An executive committee of the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association has endorsed the findings of a five-member panel that recommended the guilty verdict last Friday.

"Basically we have upheld the findings of the panel," said JAAA president Pat Anderson.

"We are satisfied that the sample taken was not contaminated and it was his.

"We have found him guilty and we will be communicating our findings to the IAAF for them to impose the necessary penalty."

Jarrett tested positive for the drug at the Jamaican national championships in June, where he finished second in the 100m.

"The thing is a joke, it's too relaxed because everybody was walking around with their urine and they are not marked," said Jarrett. "Anything can be switched."

The 23-year-old faces a mandatory two-year ban but his lawyer, Patrick Bailey, said he would appeal the decision to the IAAF council.

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