Jamaica suspend Campbell-Brown

Jamaica suspend Campbell-Brown

 Jamaica’s twice Olympic 200 metres champion Veronica Campbell-Brown was suspended by her national federation on Tuesday following a positive test for a banned diuretic at a meeting last month. 

“The Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) can now confirm that a case concerning Mrs Veronica Campbell-Brown is currently ongoing,” the Jamaican governing body said in a statement. “She has been provisionally suspended from competition awaiting the outcome of a disciplinary panel that will be empanelled to hear this case.” 

“There are two things that are unmistakable about Veronica Campbell-Brown,” her manager Claude Bryan said in a statement. 

“On one hand she has had good success on the track and on the other she has always stood for and carried herself with dignity.” 

“Veronica is not a cheat, she has via hard work and dedication accomplished a record on the track which is absolutely remarkable,” he said. 

“Her faith which rests not in device or creed will see her through this dark period.” 

Sources close to Jamaican athletics told Reuters that the banned drug was contained in a cream which Campbell-Brown was using to treat a leg injury and which she had declared on her doping control form. 

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