Thursday, July 29, 2021

Australian showjumper suspended from Olympics over cocaine



Australian showjumper Jamie Kermond has been provisionally suspended from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for cocaine just days before the opening ceremony.

The 36-year-old returned a positive for a cocaine metabolite on June 26 following a test by Sport Integrity Australia.

The governing body added that it had spoken with Kermond and support services will be offered to him.

Under Australia’s anti-doping policy, he now has the opportunity to have another sample analysed.

The Australian Olympic Committee said it was aware of the matter and would consider what to do later.