September hearing for banned sprinter Campbell-Brown

Jamaica's former Olympic champion sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown (pic), provisionally banned for testing positive to a banned diuretic, will face an anti-doping hearing early next month, the country's athletics association said yesterday.

"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," Jamaica Athletics Administration Association president Warren Blake said.

The 31-year-old Campbell-Brown, Jamaica's most successful female athlete, was provisionally suspended in June after  returning a positive drugs test at a local athletics meeting the previous month.

The ban caused her to miss defending her 200 metres title in Moscow at the recent world championships.

Diuretics, which can be used to mask the use of performance-enhancing drugs, are on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list.

Campbell-Brown's manager Claude Bryan has maintained her "innocence" and said the two-time Olympic 200 metres champion would fight to clear her name. - Reuters, August 24, 2013.


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