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Kermond Ruled Out

Kermond Ruled Out

Kermond provisionally suspended

South West export and Australian Olympic equestrian debutant Jamie Kermond, has been provisionally suspended from the Toyko Olympics.

Equestrian Australia confirmed the news today in a statement on their website.

"Equestrian Australia has provisionally suspended Jumping athlete Jamie Kermond under the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy 2021" the statement read.

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

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

"Under the Anti-Doping Policy, Mr Kermond now has the opportunity to have his B-sample analysed"

"Equestrian Australia has spoken with Mr Kermond and support services will be offered to him".

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