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Trinidad NAAA confirms Baptiste withdrawal related to doping
Published on August 13, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago’s National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) issued a press release on Monday morning, concerning the withdrawal of two of the country’s athletes from the 14th IAAF World Championships.

Kelly Ann Baptiste
The full text of the release follows:

“The National Association of Athletics Administrations wishes to confirm the withdrawal of athletes Ms Kelly Ann Baptiste and Ms Semoy Hackett from participation in the 2013 edition of the IAAF World Championships being held in Moscow, Russia.

“The absence of both athletes is related to doping matters of varying degrees and complexity. In the case of Ms Baptiste this association was notified on Thursday 08th August by the IAAF and the results management process is currently underway and as a result, any further comment at this stage would be premature and inappropriate.

Semoy Hackett
“In the case of Ms Hackett, the IAAF has appealed the recent decision of the NAAA’s Disciplinary Panel to exonerate Ms Hackett and has also re-suspended her pending the appeal which is to be heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.

“The NAAA takes this opportunity to reinforce its commitment to drug free sport and is confident that the legal process regarding both athletes will take its due course.”
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