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Athletes 'given supplements'

Paul Boyle, manager of Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, has told ITV News the athletes were given 'supplements' by their physiotherapist. He says if any of the supplements were not legal, they had been supplied unwittingly.

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Italian police 'in drugs raid on Jamaican sprinters' hotel'

Italian police have raided the hotel where Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are staying after they tested positive for banned stimulants, the Associated Press has reported.

Asafa Powell is a former 100m world record holder Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Udine police captain Antonio Pisapia told the US news agency the rooms of the athletes and Canadian trainer Christopher Xuereb were searched and drugs were confiscated.

Pisapia reportedly said it is unclear whether the drugs are illegal and that the substances are being analysed.

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