The Jamaican bobsleigh pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, suspended for a positive doping test, has been sentenced to a one-year ban, but is now allowed to race again. This was announced by the World Association IBSF.
An investigation concluded that the athlete, who finished 18th at the Pyeongchang Olympics with runner-up Carrie Russell, did not make a “significant mistake”. Therefore, a one-year ban was appropriate, which was offset by the provisional suspension imposed on 8 March 2018.
In a test at the World Cup in St. Moritz on January 13, 2018 traces of clenbuterol had been found in Fenlator-Victorian. The athlete explained this with a contaminated dietary supplement. The IBSF said that it had tested, among other things, unopened samples of the dietary supplement and also detected impurities.
The results of the Jamaican bobsleigh at the World Cup in St. Moritz have been canceled. The Olympic result, however, has continued, as a re-inspection on January 25 was negative according to IBSF. The Olympic Games took place from 9 to 25 February 2018.