Hearing into dope charges against VCB to begin soon

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica,  CMC- Hearing into doping charges against sprint star Veronica Campbell Brown is expected to begin soon, the Jamaica Observer has reported.

Campbell Brown, who tested positive for a stimulant at the May 4 Jamaica International Invitational (JII), has requested a hearing from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) which has three months in which to put together a panel.

The Observer has reported that Campbell Brown, who has won 10 medals in the Olympic Games and World Championships, has met her July 26 deadline to request a hearing.

As a result of the ‘B’ sample being confirmed, Campbell Brown, the defending champion in the women’s 200m, will miss the 14th IAAF World Championships set to start next week in Moscow, Russia.

Campbell Brown is one of three top sprinters, including former men’s 100m world record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic Games silver medallist Sherone Simpson, who tested positive for another stimulant at the National Senior Championships in June, who will miss the global spectacle.

The absence of Campbell Brown and Simpson will be a big loss to the women’s 4x100m relay team as both played big roles in the team’s silver medal performance at the London Olympic Games last year when they ran a National Record 41.41 seconds.

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