Tokyo Olympics: Australian Equestrian Tests Positive For Cocaine, Suspended From Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: Australian Equestrian Tests Positive For Cocaine, Suspended From Olympics


Jamie Kermond returned a optimistic A-sample for a cocaine metabolite on June 26.© AFP

Australian showjumper Jamie Kermond was Wednesday provisionally suspended from the Tokyo Olympics after testing optimistic for cocaine, staff officers stated. The 36-year-old returned a optimistic A-sample for a cocaine metabolite on June 26 following a take a look at by Sport Integrity Australia. “Mr. Kermond is prohibited from collaborating in any WADA-compliant occasion, together with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, whereas the provisional suspension is in place,” Equestrian Australia stated in an announcement.

Under Australia’s anti-doping coverage, he now has the chance to have his B-sample analyzed.

According to Australian stories, Kermond didn’t journey with the remainder of the staff after they flew to Tokyo on Tuesday.

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