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Veronica Campbell-Brown cleared of doping charges

Published:Monday | February 24, 2014 | 9:21 AM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Jamaica’s s two-time Olympic 200-metre champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared to compete again, just over eight months after a positive doping test.

The confirmation came from Campbell-Brown’s management team, On Track Management, led by Clyde Bryan.

The Jamaican who won gold at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, tested positive for a banned diuretic at the Jamaica International Invitational in May.

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The disciplinary committee of the Jamaica Administrative Association had recommended a reprimand without any period of ineligibility earlier this year.

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However, it was reported that the IAAF had reversed that decision and issued a two-year suspension.

The case was issued to the Court of Arbitration, which then cleared the 31-year-old athlete.

Campbell-Brown was cleared by Jamaican authorities last October.

"I am redeemed," Campbell-Brown said in a statement this morning.

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She also thanked the entire team who stood by her throughout the process.


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