VCB facing disciplinary panel in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- One of Jamaica’s most decorated athletes, Veronica Campbell-Brown, was expected to face a disciplinary panel  yesterday after she returned a positive drug test in May.

Campbell Brown was expected to show up in person for the hearing in front of the three-member panel assembled by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA).

Veronica Campbell Browne
Veronica Campbell Browne

The JAAA Disciplinary Panel is chaired by former Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe, Major General John Simmonds, a former chief of staff of the Jamaica Defence Force and Dr Aggrey Irons, president of the Medical Association of Jamaica.

The JAAA had been given the mandate to oversee the disciplinary hearing into the Campbell-Brown case by the international regulators, the IAAF.

An IAAF representative had overseen the doping control at the Jamaica International Invitational meet in May where Campbell-Brown returned the adverse analytical finding of her ‘A’ sample.

Media reports here say the closed-door hearing was scheduled to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre.

Campbell-Brown has denied knowingly taking banned substances through a release issued by her agent, Claude Bryan.

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