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Jamaica’s dope control officer confesses to failing three medical exams

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Dr. Wright’s revelations came while he was being cross examined in the anti-doping hearing of Olympic silver medallist Sherone Simpson in Kingston on Wednesday.

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday February 7, 2014, CMC – Jamaica’s leading dope control officer, Dr. Paul Wright, has confessed that on three occasions he failed a medical examination which would have qualified him to study for a bachelor of Medicine at the University of the West Indies.

Dr. Wright’s revelations came while he was being cross examined in the anti-doping hearing of Olympic silver medallist Sherone Simpson in Kingston on Wednesday.

He appeared as a witness for the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) in the hearing which began on Tuesday.

“In fact, you were unsuccessful on three occasions, is that correct?” asked Simpson’s lawyer Kwame Gordon.

“Yes, sir,” Dr Wright confirmed.

“And that exam is the exam that determined if you are qualified to do a Bachelor of medicine (degree), and you failed that exam on three occasions?” Gordon quizzed.

“Yes, sir”. Dr Wright replied again.

However Dr. Wright informed the hearing that he was able to train as a medical doctor and graduated in 1976 with a diploma in sports medicine from Leipzig University in East Germany.

“Why did you not do the MBBS? Is it because you have failed on three occasions and could not do it?” Gordon probed.

“Yes sir,” said Dr Wright.

The hearing, which started on Tuesday, wrapped up all the normal proceedings with the final two witnesses, Dr Wright and Catty Rattray-Samuels, a former JADCO director, taking the stand.

The hearing continues February 25 where both Gordon and JADCO attorney Lackston Robinson are expected to present their final submissions to the three-member Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of Lennox Gayle, Dr Jephthah Ford and Peter Prendergast.

For more on this story go to: http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/sports/1106493.html?utm_source=Caribbean360+Newsletters&utm_campaign=0cf0579e8a-Vol_9_Issue_027_News2_7_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-0cf0579e8a-39393477#ixzz2setFpDXV

 

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