Originally written on Fox Olympics  |  Last updated 9/16/14

BEIJING - AUGUST 16: (L-R) Asafa Powell of Jamaica and Michael Frater of Jamaica look at the scoreboard after the Men's 100m Final at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Usain Bolt of Jamaica finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Anti-doping authorities in Jamaica say backup doping tests have come back positive for former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell, teammate Sherone Simpson and three other island athletes. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission made the announcement on Friday. It says all the athletes have been notified. JADCO says it will refer the findings to the Jamaican Anti-Doping disciplinary panel and hearings will be scheduled. The agent for Powell and Simpson did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Meanwhile, local media say a Jamaican disciplinary panel is deliberating after a four-day hearing on a positive doping test by three-time Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown.
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