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VCB avoids standard two-year ban — report

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 | 11:54 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown will avoid the standard two-year ban after testing positive for a reported banned diuretic in May, according to the Times of London.

The report supports previous remarks from the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) that Campbell-Brown’s case, which is ongoing, appears to involve a “lesser” offence.

The IAAF said that she did not use the substance, reported to be Lasix (furosemide), to cheat, despite its ability to act as a masking agent for performance-enhancing drugs.

Campbell-Brown, a seven-time Olympic medalist and two-time 200 metre champion, is under a provisional suspension by Jamaica’s athletics federation, whose disciplinary panel is handling the case. 

A reduced ban may vary and can be as little as a public warning. Campbell-Brown has not commented since her positive test was first reported June 14.

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