Dr. Crowne To Represent Williams At Anti-Doping Disciplinary Hearing

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Prominent sports attorney, Dr. Emir Crowne, will lead the charge in the Independent Anti-Doping disciplinary hearing of Jamaican World Under-20 double sprint gold medallist, Briana Williams.

Williams’ A and B samples returned a positive test for the banned diuretic Hydro-chlo-ro-thia-zide, HCTZ. 

Dr. Crowne says he’s disappointed that the results of the 17-year-old sprinter’s tests were leaked.

It’s understood the athlete declared use of the cold-and-flu medication to authorities.

Now, Williams’ inclusion in the team to represent Jamaica at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar next month, is in doubt.

Sports Lawyer, Dr. Emir Crowne, says the national junior record holder Briana Williams would not need to obtain a formal exemption after declaring that she was taking the over-the-counter medication, Pharma Cold and Flu.

Williams returned the positive test after she reportedly took the medication because she was suffering from a fever on the day of the 100-metres final at the National Senior Trials in June.

Dr. Crowne, who was selected by WhosWhoLegal as one of the best sports lawyers in the world, says since the banned ingredient wasn’t listed on the label, her team wouldn’t need to apply for an exemption.

Dr Crowne says he’s disappointed that the details of her case were leaked.



Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.


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