Former 100m world record holder Powell banned for 18 months

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Posted: Apr 10, 2014 11:25 AM

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Former world 100 meters record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican Anti-doping Disciplinary panel on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year.

The Jamaican sprinter, 31, tested positive for the stimulant oxilophrine at last year's national championships and the ban has been backdated to June 21 2013 - the day he provided the sample. His ban will end on Dec 20.

(Reporting by Kayon Raynor, editing by Pritha Sarkar)