Veronica cleared by CAS

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared to resume her career by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), her American-based lawyer Howard Jacobs said on Monday.

The twice Olympic 200 metres champion was suspended by her country's national federation last year following a positive test for a banned diuretic.

"I can confirm that Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared by CAS," Jacobs told Reuters by email.

"All of her past results have been reinstated and she is free to compete effective immediately."

He said Campbell-Brown intended to compete at the world indoor championships in Poland next month.

Campbell-Brown, 31, said she had suffered much in the last few months.

"However, my faith, family, friends and fans have stood by me as a source of encouragement," she said in a statement on her management company's website.

"The final court available to us as athletes have spoken and humbly I say they have confirmed my innocence. I harbour too much self-respect and a similar respect for the purity of competition to resort to illegal means to success."

Campbell-Brown tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide on May 4 at the Jamaica International Invitational World Challenge meet in Kingston.

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