Published: Thursday August 2, 2012 | 7:37 pm31 Comments Asafa Powell- AP/Photo Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter LONDON, England: Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, is said to be left frustrated by what his agent described as ‘excessive drug testing’ inside the Olympic Village, after the sprinter was awaken from his sleep at 10:15pm tonight, by doping officials for his third test in five days. Powell will line up in the 100m heats on Saturday and Paul Doyle criticized the officials for targeting the athlete and shared that his client was not pleased about the entire situation and that it has also affected his preparation going into the event. “We are all for doping control and for catching cheats, but we just wish that they were more sensitive to the athletes,” said Doyle, who explained that Powell was asleep in his room when the officials came knocking. “Its just frustrating, his body will of course regenerate the blood they took in a matter of hours, but it of course weighs in his mind,” said Doyle. “He felt the other day after giving blood that he was too weak to train, but he will be fine come the day of competition.” “I just think its terrible the way they are targeting the Jamaican athletes possibly and certainly Asafa Powell,” Doyle added before sharing that of his 35 other athletes at the Olympic Games, only one except Powell has mentioned being tested, while the Jamaican has been visited three times already. andre.lowe@gleanerjm.com More Sharing ServicesShare | Share on facebook Share on myspace Share on google Share on twitter The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner. The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to “Letters of the Editor” using the feedback form provided. Disqus Like Dislike 1 person liked this. Login Add New Comment Post as … Image Showing 31 Comments Radcliffe So let me get this straight, they are taking blood out of the bodies of the athletes within 48 hours of a competition, and expect them to have not just the blood but the strength and Readiness to compete, or am I detecting a scheme to disrupt and weaken our athletes? Am I supposed to not view this kind of untimely sleep disturbance testing as both suspicious activity and human rights abuse by the officials – disparate treatment against us? Like Reply 2 days ago 36 Likes Margaret Davy And be careful of what they are introducing into the body when they claimed to be testing blood….I don’t trust them at all…..I’m a Medical and Public Health Professional who knows a lot of injustices! Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to Radcliffe Spung Yow Safa, no bada mek dem get to u wid dem unfair tactics. Just hold a steady medy and focus on the prize. Jamaica no 1, three di hard way. you can all hold on the middle podium. Bredrin remember is now or never. You have being flying the Flag high for Jamaica for many years, nuf respect. Like Reply 2 days ago 31 Likes KarenFed If you are not using Asafa, let them do what they need to do. We know that our Jamaican athletes are clean. If you are clean, you need not worry about how much testing they do. They did it to Bolt in Beijing and he went on to set records. Suck it up bro Like Reply 2 days ago 29 Likes yardman abroad I SAY NO….THEY SHOULD NOT DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO….THERE IS A BIAS WHEN IT COMES TO JAMAICANS IN ALL SEGMENT OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS…SIMPLY BECAUSE WE GOOD… Like Reply 2 days ago 17 Likes Malaprop He feels its excessive cos the testing in Jamaica is minor compared to the athletes in the rest of the world. He’s being tested no more and no less than every other elite athlete. Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to yardman abroad 2 Likes The Cat Who is going to stop them from doing so? Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to yardman abroad Sam Cam I am sympathetic to Asafa but the testers are being strategic. They know he was hurt a few weeks ago. They also know this could be his last Olympic. They are betting he could become desperate and use some substance to speed up his recovery or go for broke. The testers also know most medication are more effective if taken before bed. It’s the reality of where the sport is. Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to yardman abroad Opalsinclair That is how they treat Jamaicans, been in the military for five years and every time there is a urine test my name comes up. They are not targeting the drug users. Seriously it is frustrating. (Edited by a moderator) Like Reply 2 days ago 15 Likes Arawak Ex-military myself. Yes, you are right. Our reputation preceeds us. I remember returning to my quarters only to find my personal belongings in giant plastic bags. Apparently, I was supposedly told that they were going to seach my belongings but they supposedly forget to send the notice. So they had to cut my lock…wink wink… and search my belongings. Then they tried to reimburse me for a damaged lock. LOL. Only to find out that I was missing a whole heap of things…cameras, jewelry, money, diamonds, gold, ……if you get my drift. He who laughs last, laughs best. Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to Opalsinclair 1 Like dorydor11 Asafa don’t get annoyed, that is their ultimate aim, to frustrate the Jamaican athletes just go guy and show them that we are a strong nation. Show them we are naturslly talented. Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to Opalsinclair Ibumpg I am not surprised. Asafa, stay cool, this will soon end. Like Reply 2 days ago 12 Likes rootswoman not to worry “they can’t keep a good man down” ….and, I do agree that they overly test if you come from jamaica….cha!!! they don’t know what they do…. Like Reply 2 days ago 11 Likes Arawak Listen guys, common. Yes, it sucks. Complain internally if need be. But leave this one alone. Don’t touch it with a long stick. Let them test until dusk until dawn. Complaining won’t help and doing so will just let the haters speculate. Lef dis subject alone. Like Reply 2 days ago 2 Likes Guest Bwoy Asafa, you have nothing to hide. I only hope & pray that they are being this diligent with other countries, especially the Americans…… Like Reply 2 days ago 2 Likes Jemm110 To complain is one thing, but sometimes we need to touch controversial subjects with a long stick, sometimes the unfair treat though it may not stop them now, it brings things to light and advocating fair treatment can begin with actual facts to substantiate the claims brought against them. To take blood, disturb ones sleep as an athlete can definitely affect their performance, with that and knowing what to expect from them, work HARDER, show them no matter the obstacles placed before you, you will overcome and RISE above the scrutiny and speculations. You are a JAMAICAN , DUN TALK!!!! Like Reply 2 days ago Margaret Davy Why don’t they say “Hard Work and Dedication” are speed enhaning drugs because that’s what Jamaican athletes participate in. Not only athletes, but also all successful Jamaicans living both home and abroad. Like Reply 2 days ago Tishathomas Well I dunno why yous are complaining I am fully rooting for JA but come on he has been banned on drug use before n so has Blake, even though what they had Blake for it wasn’t yet banned but they banned him anyway and made it illegal LOL so wouldn’t be surprised if that 1 out of the other 35 was Blake honestly.. Not forgetting that a lot of “strong back” food is naturally grown in Jamaica and they banned a lot of foods and drinks after the Bolt hype lol… Sore losers Like Reply 2 days ago Joeine Fearon We know you are strongerr than that. Remember these words “LET THEM ALL PASS ALL THEIR DIRTY REMARKS”. Stay strong stay true your are a Jamaican Through and through. Bless Like Reply 2 days ago Guest This is an unfair weakening tactic. I bet they are not treating Gatlin(a convicted druggist) so carefully. That maybe why Bolt cannot be found. It IS a weakening tactic. Like Reply 2 days ago Backbencher Turn the clock back four years. Does anyone recall that Asafa complained then about the same matter? It is high time that he gets accustomed to the testing regime and live with it. No other member of the Jamaican team complains. Hug it up, and perform at the right time. Like Reply 2 days ago Roy B After Jamaica’s spectacular performance at the last Olympics, there have been speculations that the Jamaican athletes were somehow beating the drug test. The thought is, if you dominate the Americans then you must be on something. Like Reply 2 days ago Guest Are they doing this to the American competitors too? Like Reply 2 days ago ageable Jamaican athletes have been so dominant and significant to track and field it should be quite easy to protest these untimely testing. If it continues like this perhaps a collective boycott could help. Wishful thinking ? Like Reply 2 days ago Ruel If they did it to him then it must have been done to others. He needs to relax and let them do there jobs. Talking about he’s frustated, its a part of the sport so is either you take it or leave it. Like Reply 2 days ago mwhip Dont let them frustrate you Asafa, They are playing a game with you and trying to intimidate you, but you are bigger than them. They are worried so just show them that you are hip to their game. Like Reply 2 days ago Jocovia Asafa, be strong, don’t waste your time with the plan of the wicked, you have a mission to carry out, and it requires concentration, the jamaica people needs you to be your best. Love U! Like Reply 2 days ago R-TRUTH Well a Doctor,DON’T REMEMBER HIS NAME,who has links to track, (WAS ON THE PANEL DURING THE LAST WC ON TVJ)explained on tv last night that,Asafa went to either Italy or Germany for treatment,then he was in Italy training WITH STEVEN,and during this time he was supposed to be at the mandatory training camp.Asafa was the last Jamaican to join the camp/village and as such he would have missed all the drug testing that went on during this period,so they are simply making up for lost time,that’s his theory. Like Reply 2 days ago Carrie_lovergirl this is one of the ways of ensuring the jamaicans have less chances of copping all three podium spots. get rid of asafa first as his mind is already weak. the next way is to have the jamiacans in the same heats so some get knocked out early. watch and see. Like Reply 2 days ago Wajoch Eternal Father bless our Athletes, Guide them with your Mighty Hand. Keep them free from evil powers. Let them triumph and Reign with Honours. Amen Like Reply 2 days ago Monalen I woud be very upset if I were Asafa cuz that is just utter crap. Yes testing is necessary but my God stop using athletes as punching bags they r after all humans who will need to exert a lot of energy come race day. Like Reply 2 days ago M Subscribe by email S RSS blog comments powered by DISQUS Related Stories Powell’s place in Olympic 100m finals uncertain Bolt, Powell showdown again UPDATE: Powell in Olympic 100m final Photos: Asafa Powell moves into semis More than 80 per cent of Olympic tickets sold E-mail this story Print this Page E-mail the Editor smaller | larger Ads By Google More Stories Usain Bolt: Championships mean business for me! 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Published: Thursday August 2, 2012 | 7:37 pm31 Comments Asafa Powell- AP/Photo Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter LONDON, England: Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, is said to be left frustrated by what his agent described as ‘excessive drug testing’ inside the Olympic Village, after the sprinter was awaken from his sleep at 10:15pm tonight, by doping officials for his third test in five days. Powell will line up in the 100m heats on Saturday and Paul Doyle criticized the officials for targeting the athlete and shared that his client was not pleased about the entire situation and that it has also affected his preparation going into the event. “We are all for doping control and for catching cheats, but we just wish that they were more sensitive to the athletes,” said Doyle, who explained that Powell was asleep in his room when the officials came knocking. “Its just frustrating, his body will of course regenerate the blood they took in a matter of hours, but it of course weighs in his mind,” said Doyle. “He felt the other day after giving blood that he was too weak to train, but he will be fine come the day of competition.” “I just think its terrible the way they are targeting the Jamaican athletes possibly and certainly Asafa Powell,” Doyle added before sharing that of his 35 other athletes at the Olympic Games, only one except Powell has mentioned being tested, while the Jamaican has been visited three times already. andre.lowe@gleanerjm.com More Sharing ServicesShare | Share on facebook Share on myspace Share on google Share on twitter The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner. The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to “Letters of the Editor” using the feedback form provided. Disqus Like Dislike 1 person liked this. Login Add New Comment Post as … Image Showing 31 Comments Radcliffe So let me get this straight, they are taking blood out of the bodies of the athletes within 48 hours of a competition, and expect them to have not just the blood but the strength and Readiness to compete, or am I detecting a scheme to disrupt and weaken our athletes? Am I supposed to not view this kind of untimely sleep disturbance testing as both suspicious activity and human rights abuse by the officials – disparate treatment against us? Like Reply 2 days ago 36 Likes Margaret Davy And be careful of what they are introducing into the body when they claimed to be testing blood….I don’t trust them at all…..I’m a Medical and Public Health Professional who knows a lot of injustices! Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to Radcliffe Spung Yow Safa, no bada mek dem get to u wid dem unfair tactics. Just hold a steady medy and focus on the prize. Jamaica no 1, three di hard way. you can all hold on the middle podium. Bredrin remember is now or never. You have being flying the Flag high for Jamaica for many years, nuf respect. Like Reply 2 days ago 31 Likes KarenFed If you are not using Asafa, let them do what they need to do. We know that our Jamaican athletes are clean. If you are clean, you need not worry about how much testing they do. They did it to Bolt in Beijing and he went on to set records. Suck it up bro Like Reply 2 days ago 29 Likes yardman abroad I SAY NO….THEY SHOULD NOT DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO….THERE IS A BIAS WHEN IT COMES TO JAMAICANS IN ALL SEGMENT OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS…SIMPLY BECAUSE WE GOOD… Like Reply 2 days ago 17 Likes Malaprop He feels its excessive cos the testing in Jamaica is minor compared to the athletes in the rest of the world. He’s being tested no more and no less than every other elite athlete. Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to yardman abroad 2 Likes The Cat Who is going to stop them from doing so? Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to yardman abroad Sam Cam I am sympathetic to Asafa but the testers are being strategic. They know he was hurt a few weeks ago. They also know this could be his last Olympic. They are betting he could become desperate and use some substance to speed up his recovery or go for broke. The testers also know most medication are more effective if taken before bed. It’s the reality of where the sport is. Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to yardman abroad Opalsinclair That is how they treat Jamaicans, been in the military for five years and every time there is a urine test my name comes up. They are not targeting the drug users. Seriously it is frustrating. (Edited by a moderator) Like Reply 2 days ago 15 Likes Arawak Ex-military myself. Yes, you are right. Our reputation preceeds us. I remember returning to my quarters only to find my personal belongings in giant plastic bags. Apparently, I was supposedly told that they were going to seach my belongings but they supposedly forget to send the notice. So they had to cut my lock…wink wink… and search my belongings. Then they tried to reimburse me for a damaged lock. LOL. Only to find out that I was missing a whole heap of things…cameras, jewelry, money, diamonds, gold, ……if you get my drift. He who laughs last, laughs best. Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to Opalsinclair 1 Like dorydor11 Asafa don’t get annoyed, that is their ultimate aim, to frustrate the Jamaican athletes just go guy and show them that we are a strong nation. Show them we are naturslly talented. Like Reply 2 days ago in reply to Opalsinclair Ibumpg I am not surprised. Asafa, stay cool, this will soon end. Like Reply 2 days ago 12 Likes rootswoman not to worry “they can’t keep a good man down” ….and, I do agree that they overly test if you come from jamaica….cha!!! they don’t know what they do…. Like Reply 2 days ago 11 Likes Arawak Listen guys, common. Yes, it sucks. Complain internally if need be. But leave this one alone. Don’t touch it with a long stick. Let them test until dusk until dawn. Complaining won’t help and doing so will just let the haters speculate. Lef dis subject alone. Like Reply 2 days ago 2 Likes Guest Bwoy Asafa, you have nothing to hide. I only hope & pray that they are being this diligent with other countries, especially the Americans…… Like Reply 2 days ago 2 Likes Jemm110 To complain is one thing, but sometimes we need to touch controversial subjects with a long stick, sometimes the unfair treat though it may not stop them now, it brings things to light and advocating fair treatment can begin with actual facts to substantiate the claims brought against them. To take blood, disturb ones sleep as an athlete can definitely affect their performance, with that and knowing what to expect from them, work HARDER, show them no matter the obstacles placed before you, you will overcome and RISE above the scrutiny and speculations. You are a JAMAICAN , DUN TALK!!!! Like Reply 2 days ago Margaret Davy Why don’t they say “Hard Work and Dedication” are speed enhaning drugs because that’s what Jamaican athletes participate in. Not only athletes, but also all successful Jamaicans living both home and abroad. Like Reply 2 days ago Tishathomas Well I dunno why yous are complaining I am fully rooting for JA but come on he has been banned on drug use before n so has Blake, even though what they had Blake for it wasn’t yet banned but they banned him anyway and made it illegal LOL so wouldn’t be surprised if that 1 out of the other 35 was Blake honestly.. Not forgetting that a lot of “strong back” food is naturally grown in Jamaica and they banned a lot of foods and drinks after the Bolt hype lol… Sore losers Like Reply 2 days ago Joeine Fearon We know you are strongerr than that. Remember these words “LET THEM ALL PASS ALL THEIR DIRTY REMARKS”. Stay strong stay true your are a Jamaican Through and through. Bless Like Reply 2 days ago Guest This is an unfair weakening tactic. I bet they are not treating Gatlin(a convicted druggist) so carefully. That maybe why Bolt cannot be found. It IS a weakening tactic. Like Reply 2 days ago Backbencher Turn the clock back four years. Does anyone recall that Asafa complained then about the same matter? It is high time that he gets accustomed to the testing regime and live with it. No other member of the Jamaican team complains. Hug it up, and perform at the right time. Like Reply 2 days ago Roy B After Jamaica’s spectacular performance at the last Olympics, there have been speculations that the Jamaican athletes were somehow beating the drug test. The thought is, if you dominate the Americans then you must be on something. Like Reply 2 days ago Guest Are they doing this to the American competitors too? Like Reply 2 days ago ageable Jamaican athletes have been so dominant and significant to track and field it should be quite easy to protest these untimely testing. If it continues like this perhaps a collective boycott could help. Wishful thinking ? Like Reply 2 days ago Ruel If they did it to him then it must have been done to others. He needs to relax and let them do there jobs. Talking about he’s frustated, its a part of the sport so is either you take it or leave it. Like Reply 2 days ago mwhip Dont let them frustrate you Asafa, They are playing a game with you and trying to intimidate you, but you are bigger than them. They are worried so just show them that you are hip to their game. Like Reply 2 days ago Jocovia Asafa, be strong, don’t waste your time with the plan of the wicked, you have a mission to carry out, and it requires concentration, the jamaica people needs you to be your best. Love U! Like Reply 2 days ago R-TRUTH Well a Doctor,DON’T REMEMBER HIS NAME,who has links to track, (WAS ON THE PANEL DURING THE LAST WC ON TVJ)explained on tv last night that,Asafa went to either Italy or Germany for treatment,then he was in Italy training WITH STEVEN,and during this time he was supposed to be at the mandatory training camp.Asafa was the last Jamaican to join the camp/village and as such he would have missed all the drug testing that went on during this period,so they are simply making up for lost time,that’s his theory. Like Reply 2 days ago Carrie_lovergirl this is one of the ways of ensuring the jamaicans have less chances of copping all three podium spots. get rid of asafa first as his mind is already weak. the next way is to have the jamiacans in the same heats so some get knocked out early. watch and see. Like Reply 2 days ago Wajoch Eternal Father bless our Athletes, Guide them with your Mighty Hand. Keep them free from evil powers. Let them triumph and Reign with Honours. Amen Like Reply 2 days ago Monalen I woud be very upset if I were Asafa cuz that is just utter crap. Yes testing is necessary but my God stop using athletes as punching bags they r after all humans who will need to exert a lot of energy come race day. Like Reply 2 days ago M Subscribe by email S RSS blog comments powered by DISQUS Related Stories Powell’s place in Olympic 100m finals uncertain Bolt, Powell showdown again UPDATE: Powell in Olympic 100m final Photos: Asafa Powell moves into semis More than 80 per cent of Olympic tickets sold E-mail this story Print this Page E-mail the Editor smaller | larger Ads By Google More Stories Usain Bolt: Championships mean business for me! Start list for men’s 100m finals UPDATE: Powell in Olympic 100m final Powell’s place in Olympic 100m finals uncertain AUDIO: Kaliese Spencer through to 400m hurdles semis ‘Makyn’ the shot of the day – August 5 London Olympic Schedule for Jamaican athletes – Sunday, August 5 Olympic Schedule for Jamaican athletes – Sunday, August 5 Speid wins third term as KASAFA president Olympic tennis: Serena wins gold medal Videos

Just finding this out and I have to say it is not fair smh

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