Kenneth Edwards to challenge test

Updated: October 15, 2013, 4:32 PM ET
Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A Jamaican who competed in taekwondo at the London Olympics said Tuesday he has tested positive for a banned substance.

Kenneth Edwards said he was notified a month ago about the diuretic and is awaiting results of a backup sample. A diuretic reduces body fluids and can mask drug use. He added he has not competed since July.

"I remain committed to being a professional athlete and would not do anything to compromise that position," he said in a statement. "I have ...

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