Veronica Campbell-Brown gets public warning, cleared to resume competition

 (Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared to resume competition.

Today, the disciplinary panel hearing her doping case ruled that she did not use the prohibited substance for performance enhancement.

Veronica Campbell-Brown
Veronica Campbell-Brown

The panel further said this is not one of the most serious offences and it was appropriate that she should be given a public warning.

Campbell-Brown returned an adverse analytical finding on May 4 at the Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium.

The two-time Olympic 200-metre gold medallist tested positive for the diuretic furosemide, a banned substance that is often marketed under the name Lasix.

Diuretics are considered masking agents for performance-enhancing drugs.

Today’s ruling is expected to be sent to the international governing body, International Association of Athletics Federations.

A spokesperson for the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association said the local body will be seeking authorization to publish the full text of its ruling.

Campbell-Brown has been one of track and field’s biggest female global stars for over a decade.

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