6-months ban for Fraser from IAAF

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World and Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser has been officially handed a six months ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), for using the prohibited substance Oxycodone.

According to the world governing body's list of sanctioned athletes, Fraser will become eligible for competition again on January 7, 2011.

Fraser was provisionally suspended in May after returning a positive test for Oxycodone at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Shanghai,C china on May 23.

With the ban now official, it means the IAAF has effectively accepted the ruling handed down last month by the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association's three member Disciplinary Panel led by retired Chief Justice Lensely Wolfe.

The panel had initially recommended to the IAAF review board that Fraser be given less than maximum two year ban for her first violation based on special circumstances surrounding her case.

Fraser ingested Oxycodone, a non-performance enhancing drug, for a toothache prior to competing at the Shanghai leg of the Diamond League meet.