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Former JAAA's executive thinks IAAF will accept VCB's public warning ruling

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2013 | 10:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

A former executive member of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), believes the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will have no choice but to accept the public warning issued to Veronica Campbell-Brown in her drug case.

The Jamaican sprinter was cleared by the JAAAs’ disciplinary panel to resume competition.

A brief statement from the JAAAs last night said the disciplinary committee ruled that Campbell-Brown has committed an anti doping violation contrary to the IAAF rule.

However, the statement further said the disciplinary committee has recommended that a reprimand without any period of ineligibility would be appropriate.

Dr Paul Auden, a former JAAAs’ executive member, says the IAAF had already stated that Campbell-Brown’s doping case appears to involve a lesser offense.

As a result, Auden is not expecting the IAAF to appeal the decision by the JAAA's disciplinary committee.

IAAF spokesman Nick Davies had told The Associated Press in June that all evidence seems to point to the offense being a lesser one.

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.

SEE: WADA's list of prohibited substances for 2013

Diuretics are considered masking agents for performance-enhancing drugs.

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


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