The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Federation IBSF has confirmed a positive doping test with a member of the Jamaican bobsleigh team.
As reported by the IBSF on Monday, the athlete or athlete in question had a positive A-Test result during a January competition check. The association will initiate further measures after opening the B-sample.
Previously, the Jamaican Internet portal “RJR News” had reported that a member of the Caribbean bobsled team, which was at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang at the start, had been tested positive for the doping agent Clenbuterol.
This would be one of the two athletes in the Jamaican two-man bobsled, pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian or slipper Carrie Russell – another sled in Jamaica had not qualified for the Games.
Jamaica’s union president, Christian Stokes, confirmed the case to the portal: “We have been notified of the abnormality in the test, but we are confident that this will end well and we have learned that it is best to keep calm.”
Fenlator-Victorian and former world-class athlete Russell ranked 18 in Pyeongchang. The public dispute between ex-trainer Sandra Kiriasis and the association caused quite a stir.