Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce could refuse to run for Jamaica

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

According to a BBC report  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, upset by recent comments by a Jamaican athletics official, says she will refuse to run in major events if Jamaica's athletics authorities don't "stand by" their athletes.

She was responding to a comment made by a senior Jamaican drug tester to the BBC this week, " that Jamaica's recent failed drug tests might be the tip of an iceberg."

The 26-year-old World and Olympic 100m champion said the comments "hurt," and it is important that the Jamaican federation stands by its athletes.

Fraser-Pryce, who is on the short list of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for world athlete of the year award, was banned for six months following a positive drugs test for oxycodone in 2010,  which she claimed was in her system as a result of medication for a toothache.

Fraser-Pryce claims Jamaica does not have a doping problem, although six Jamaican athletes have tested positive so far this year.

She said there was no one in Jamaica saying 'let's dope up to run fast." And that where Jamaica has issues is with young athletes who are getting involved in doping because of lack of guidance.

She said, Jamaican athletes are doing very well promoting Jamaica internationally but Jamaica is not taking care of its athletes.

As for herself, Fraser-Pryce does not think the doping scandal casts any shadow over her achievements. She said she had nothing to hide.

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