Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson given doping ban

Sherone Simpson of Jamaica smiles prior to the Women's 200m heat on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2012
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Jamaica's former Olympic 4x100m relay gold medallist Sherone Simpson is handed an 18-month ban for doping.

Jamaica's former Olympic 4x100m relay gold medallist Sherone Simpson has received an 18-month doping ban.

The 29-year-old tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at her country's national championships last summer.

Simpson's gold medal came at the 2004 Games, while she also won a silver medal in the same event at London 2012 and a silver medal in the 100m in 2008.

The news comes after Jamaican discus thrower Allison Randall was given a two-year ban for doping earlier on Tuesday.

Their fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell will learn his fate on Thursday after testing positive for the same banned substance as Simpson.

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