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Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson win temporary reprieves from suspensions
Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson win temporary reprieves from suspensions

Now that Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have won temporary reprieves in their doping cases, the Jamaican sprinters can look toward their national championships next week and, perhaps, the Commonwealth Games later this summer. Powell and Simpson were serving 18-month suspensions after testing positive for the banned stimulant Oxilofrine. They appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, claiming their punishment was unduly harsh and asking that the suspensions be reduced to three months. The court upheld a previous decision to delay the suspensions on Wednesday and said it would conduct a hearing on the matter July 7 and 8. "The athletes are free to compete from...

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