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WINNER IS BRISBANE: City confirmed as host of 2032 Olympic Games

The Australian Olympic team has been rocked by a star’s provisional suspension after returning a positive result for cocaine in his system.

It emerged on Wednesday morning, equestrian debutant Jamie Kermond had returned a positive A-sample for a metabolite of cocaine, according to Sports Integrity Australia.

According to reports, he did not travel with the rest of the team when they flew to Tokyo on Tuesday night.

His horse “Napa” has already landed on the ground in Tokyo.

The test was conducted in late June, but reports claim he was only informed of his failed test this week.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) said in a statement it would address the matter “later today”.

, WINNER IS BRISBANE: City confirmed as host of 2032 Olympic Games, The Nzuchi Times
Jamie Kermond. Photo: AFP.

Equestrian Australia released a statement confirming the news.

, WINNER IS BRISBANE: City confirmed as host of 2032 Olympic Games, The Nzuchi Times

“Equestrian Australia has provisionally suspended Jumping athlete Jamie Kermond under the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy 2021,” the governing body claimed.

“The mandatory Provisional Suspension Notice asserts Mr Kermond returned a positive A-sample for a metabolite of cocaine following a test conducted by Sport Integrity Australia on June 26, 2021.

“Cocaine is prohibited In-Competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy 2021.

“Mr Kermond is prohibited from participating in any WADA compliant event, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, while the provisional suspension is in place.”

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