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Veronica Campbell-Brown reportedly cleared to race again following appeal

Veronica Campbell-BrownFormer Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter, Veronica Campbell-Brown has been fully cleared to compete in track and field once again after successfully appealing a suspension handed down by the IAAF for her failed drug test last spring, according to reports Monday.

Reports are that Campbell-Brown, who tested positive for a banned diuretic during an invitational meet in Jamaica last May, had initially been suspended for two years by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as a result.

However, she successfully filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS), who cleared her ‘100% of any wrong doing,’ according to the report.

Campbell-Brown issued a statement Monday morning in response to the decision to clear her, as published by The Guardian.

“The past several months of my life has brought me much pain and suffering,” she said. “However, my faith, family, friends and fans have stood by me as a source of encouragement and a reminder that God’s word is true in that He will never leave us nor forsake us.”

“The final court available to us as athletes have spoken and humbly I say they have confirmed my innocence. I harbor too much self-respect and a similar respect for the purity of competition to resort to illegal means to success. This same self-respect will now enable me to leave behind the insensitive and ill-informed media remarks and look towards returning to the track to give of my best to God’s glory.”

“I wish to specially mention my dear husband and coach Omar, my parents, Omar’s grandparents and my siblings for standing by me when I needed their strength. Thanks of course to my legal team … Their varying degree of expertise was invaluable to me during the journey to clear my name. To my management … your unwavering support was important as well. I would also like to thanks my prayer team of Pastor Maison and his wife … all the churches that has being praying for me. To my main sponsor Adidas I also say thanks.”

Campbell-Brown was issued a warning by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel in October, with the panel suggesting during its decision that the offence was not considered serious. Reports following her failed drug test revealed that Campbell-Brown notified authorities she was taking the diuretic to take care of a medical issue.

However, reports Thursday said the athlete had been slapped with a two-year ban by an IAAF doping review panel, a decision quickly contested by Campbell-Brown and her reps.

Campbell-Brown won the gold medal in the 200m during the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games, as well as the 4 by 100m relay in the former event in Athens. She is also a two-time world champion.

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Veronica Campbell-Brown cleared to compete after receiving public warning for failed drug test

Veronica Campbell-Brown clearedThree-time Olympic gold medalist, Veronica Campbell-Brown has earned a reprieve following her failed drug test in May after being handed a public warning by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel during a hearing Wednesday evening.

The panel determined that Campbell-Brown did not use the banned substance, furosemide for performance enhancement. The diuretic, often labeled as Lasix, triggered an adverse analytical finding during a drug test at theJamaica International Invitational in May.

However, it was reported shortly after the failed test was revealed in June that Campbell-Brown had declared the substance and notified the proper authorities prior to the test, claiming she had used it for medical reasons.

The disciplinary panel said during its decision that the offence in question was not serious given the extenuating circumstances and that a public warning was the logical decision.

The ruling will now be sent to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), track and field’s international governing body.

This news contrasts reports early this summer that Campbell-Brown would likely receive a six-month ban for the failed drug test.

Campbell-Brown won gold medals at the 200m and 4 by 100 women’s relay in the 2004 Olympics in Athens and retained her 200m title at Beijing 2008.

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VCB expected to receive six-month ban for failed drug test: Report

VCB 2013Three-time Olympic champion and revered Jamaican athlete, Veronica Campbell-Brown is likely to receive a six month ban in relation to testing positive for a banned substance at an invitational meet in May, according to reports Wednesday.
The Times of London is reporting that the reigning 200m world champion will avoid the maximum two-year sentence handed out for such an offense, according to sources close to the case. The British newspaper states that the Jamaican disciplinary panel overseeing Campbell-Brown’s case, assembled by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is expected to accept the sprinter’s claim that she did not use the banned substance for performance enhancement.

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Veronica Campbell-Brown suspended by JAAA following positive test

Veronica Campbell-BrownThree-time Olympic Gold medalist, Veronica Campbell-Brown has been provisionally suspended by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) following her positive test for a banned substance last month.

Campbell-Brown, who is the reigning 200m world champion has accepted the suspension, according to the JAAA in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon. The local athletics board confirmed that Campbell-Brown also withdrew voluntarily from competition and stated that they are investigating an ongoing case involving the accomplished sprinter.

“We also wish to point out that Mrs Veronica Campbell-Brown voluntarily withdrew herself from competition and accepted the provisional suspension,” JAAA President, Dr. Warren Blake said in the statement. “Further statements by us will await the outcome of this case.”

Earlier on Tuesday, it was revealed by the Jamaica Gleaner that Campbell-Brown notified anti-doping officials that she had been using a banned substance for medical reasons prior to an adverse analytical finding discovered in her ‘A’ sample from a drug test last month at the Jamaica International Invitational. Despite declaring this product before the test, she is still expected to face a hearing as no Theraputic Use Exemption (TUE) was used, which allows athletes to use some banned substances for medical conditions.

On Friday, reports emerged that Campbell Brown’s ‘B’ sample contained the banned substance, Lasix, a water pill that contains the diuretic, furosemide, which is viewed as a masking agent for performance enhancing drugs.

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VCB notified authorities she was taking medication before positive test: Report

VCBInternationally-regarded Jamaican sprinter, Veronica Campbell-Brown may have a saving grace in her bid to avoid serious punishment after failing recent drug tests after reports on Tuesday revealed she had told anti-doping authorities she was using a substance for medical reasons just prior to the findings.

The Jamaica Gleaner reports that the two-time Olympic 200m champion declared using a product ahead of her positive drug test. However, reports also stated that no Theraputic Use Exemption (TUE) was exercised, meaning she will still have to face a hearing in from of doping control authorities. The TUE allows athletes to use some banned substances to help cure medical conditions.

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Veronica Campbell-Brown reportedly tests positive for banned substance

Veronica Campbell-BrownThree-time Olympic gold medalist, Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned substance, allegedly used to mask performance-enhancing drugs, according to reports that emerged Friday night.

Campbell-Brown, who triumphed in the 200m at the 2004 and 2008 summer games in Athens and Beijing respectively, as well as the 4 by 100m relay in Athens, tested positive following her participation at the Jamaica International Invitational meet in Kingston on May 4. According to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner, the reigning 200m world champion’s A sample revealed the presence of a diuretic, which is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

She then travelled to a laboratory Montreal, Canada with her management team on Thursday prior to the revelation of B sample results, which yielded a similar positive test. Late Friday night, Television Jamaica (TVJ) confirmed that the banned substance found in Campbell-Brown’s urine sample was Lasix, a water pill used to treat congestive heart failure and hypertension as well as to prevent horses from bleeding through the nose during races.

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