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

Published:Friday | June 14, 2013

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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