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Australian showjumper suspended from Olympics after testing positive for cocaine


Equestrian Australia on Wednesday said it has provisionally suspended showjumper, Jamie Kermond, from the Tokyo Olympics after he returned a positive sample for cocaine.

The Australian governing body said Kermond returned a positive A-sample for a metabolite of cocaine following a test conducted by Sport Integrity Australia on June 26.

“Cocaine is prohibited In-Competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy 2021,” Equestrian Australia said in a statement.

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Kermond, who was due to make his Olympic debut in Tokyo, “is prohibited from participating in any WADA-compliant event, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, while the provisional suspension is in place,” the statement said.

Under Australia’s anti-doping policy, the 36-year-old can request to have his B-sample analysed.