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It's VCB... Olympic medallist tests positive for banned substance

Published: Friday June 14, 2013 | 9:18 pm Comments 0
Olympian Veronica Campbell Brown - File
Olympian Veronica Campbell Brown - File

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaican track star Veronica Campbell-Brown has been tested positive for a banned substance.


Campbell-Brown was tested positive at the Jamaica Invitational Meet on May 4.

Campbell-Brown's A sample revealed the presence of a diuretic, which acts as a masking agent and is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. 

Diuretics are used to cause the excess release fluids from the body primarily through urination, as a result, decreasing the ability to detect performance enhancement drugs.

She travelled to Montreal, Canada with her management team on Thursday ahead of the B sample results, which on Friday confirmed the positive finding. 

Campbell-Brown was informed of the finding on June 3 and her sponsors have reportedly since been updated. 

The International Association of Athletics Federations is expected to make an announcement early next week. 

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