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ATHLETICS: VCB awaits trial date

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2013 | 8:38 AM

Embattled sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown is now waiting on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association to set a date for a disciplinary hearing after the body provisionally suspended her following a positive drug test.



The JAAA says the date for Campbell-Brown’s hearing will be set as soon as it receive notice of the B sample.



In a statement yesterday, the JAAA said Campbell-Brown has accepted the suspension.



It has been reported that Campbell-Brown tested positive for the diuretic furosemide that is often marketed under the name Lasix.



The banned diuretic for which she tested positive at the Jamaica Invitational meet on May 4  is considered by the World Anti-Doping Agency to be a masking agent.



Campbell-Brown’s management company says the athlete will vigorously try to clear her name.



In a statement, Clyde Bryan – manager of Campbell-Brown – described the positive result as a dark period.



Bryan further says that Campbell-Brown has apologised to her family, Jamaica, her sponsors and the world athletics family for any embarrassment or hurt the news has caused.



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