Campbell-Brown hearing fast approaching

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Jamaica’s former Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, who was provisionally suspended earlier this year for testing positive for a banned diuretic, will face an anti-doping hearing in early this month.

“The persons to handle her hearing are former chief justice Lensley Wolfe, former chief of staff of the Jamaica Defence Force, Major General John Simmonds and Dr. Aggrey Irons, ” the Jamaica Athletics Administration Association president Warren Blake told Reuters by telephone.

Campbell-Brown’s manager has maintained that the athlete is innocent of any wrong doing following her positive result at a meeting in May 2013. The suspension has caused her to miss the defence of her 200m title at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Diuretics are banned both in and out of competition in many circumstances and can sometimes be used as a masking agent for other substances.

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First published on: 6 September, 2013 12:00 am

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