Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
Maybe it's time for a collective noun for disgraced athletes. An Ignominy of Contenders? A Humble of Jocks? In any case, it may soon be an even more crowded collective.
Two Jamaican track superstars tested positive. Asafa Powell, a former world 100-metre record holder, and Olympic gold-medalist Sherone Simpson were formally placed under criminal investigation for violating Italy's doping laws. Both athletes train in Italy. Alison Randall, a Jamaican discus thrower at the 2012 Olympics and two other Jamaican athletes tested positive at the national championships last month.
Ryon Jones - Reporter, Jamaica Gleaner
The track and field world is shaken by the news, but it has really rattled Jamaica. Ryon Jones is a staff reporter at the Jamaica Gleaner and was part of a team that broke the news. He joins us from Kingston, Jamaica this morning.
Perdita Felicien - Former world champion hurdler, two-time Olympian
A Canadian trainer is also under investigation in connection with the Jamaican doping allegations. We spoke to Perdita Felicien, one of Canada's most successful track and field athletes, about how such scandals stain the sport she loves.
This is the first time Perdita Felicien has agreed to sit down and discuss doping in track-and-field. She was in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Dawna Dingwall and Karin Marley.
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