Mackey tests positive

Reports emanating out of the Bahamas are that Trevorvano Mackey has tested positive for a banned substance.

Mackey, who mainly competes in the 100m and 200m, has failed to show up at the World Games in Moscow now underway.

Bahamian officials were made aware of the positive “A” samples just after the team list was submitted for Moscow, the Bahamas Press has reported.

Mackey, who qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics running a personal best 20.52 over 200m, was included on the team but failed to show up at the opening ceremonies.

He is the latest in a number of Caribbean athletes who have failed anti-doping tests.

American Tyson Gay, former 100 metres world-record holder Asafa Powell, and Jamaican team-mates Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell-Brown have each tested positive for banned stimulants. Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste, who won a world 100 metres bronze medal in 2011 and was considered a medal prospect for Moscow, tested positive for a banned substance as well. (CMC)

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