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.
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.
As Tour de France leader Froome can attest, the shadow of a drug scandal can linger for years. Athletics must act to avoid this cancer.
Paul Boyle, manager of Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, has confirmed that both have left Italy. They are in the air now.
Adidas AG has suspended its contract with Tyson Gay after the former double world sprint champion failed an out-of-competition dope test.