Veronica Campbell-Brown gets public warning
The panel hearing the doping case of Jamaican sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown has ruled that she should be given a public warning.
The disciplinary panel found that she did not use the prohibited substance for performance enhancement.
The panel further said the offence was not one of the most serious and so it was appropriate that Campbell Brown be given a public warning.
Today’s ruling is expected to be sent to the international governing body, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Once ratified the Jamaican sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown would be cleared to resume competition.
Campbell-Brown returned an adverse analytical finding at the 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.
Diuretics are considered masking agents for performance-enhancing drugs.
A spokesperson for the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) said the local body will be seeking authorization to publish the full text of its ruling.
Campbell-Brown has been one of track and field’s biggest female global stars for over a decade.