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Commonwealth gold medallist Livermore fails drugs test

Jason Livermore

Jason Livermore won relay gold and individual bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Jamaican Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jason Livermore has tested positive for a banned substance, the country’s anti-doping disciplinary panel says.

Livermore, 29, won 4x100m gold – with Usain Bolt, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nickel Ashmeade – and individual 200m bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

He returned the positive result – for an unnamed substance – in an out-of-competition test in December.

A full hearing is set for 11 September.

Following a preliminary hearing on Friday, Kent Gammon, chairman of the independent three-member panel, said Livermore had violated the rules of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (Jadco).

Jadco is a separate body to the anti-doping disciplinary panel, but will be represented at September’s hearing.

Livermore is not part of the Jamaica squad for next month’s World Athletics Championships in London.

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