Powell, Simpson Have Doping Hearing Set For January

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Reuters
Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic 4x100 relay silver medallist Sherone Simpson will appear before a disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission in January.

Jamaica's former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic relay silver medallist Sherone Simpson leave a conference center in   Kingston

Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic 4x100 relay silver medallist Sherone Simpson will appear before a disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission in January.

The two sprinters, who were among five Jamaicans to test positive at their country's national championships last June, were given the dates on Friday during a preliminary hearing at the Jamaica Conference Center in Kingston.

Simpson will face the panel Jan. 7-8 while Powell will appear from Jan. 14-15 in an attempt to clear their names.