Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell Brown tested positive for a “banned diuretic under the rules of the WADA [World Anti-Doping Agency],” the Jamaica Observer reports. I would urge people not to pass judgment until the investigation is complete.
Late last night it was revealed that Campbell Brown’s ‘B’ sample confirmed the finding of the ‘A’ sample. It is understood that the athlete and her management team will be visiting the laboratory where the ‘B’ sample was tested. Campbell Brown’s samples were taken after she performed at the May 4 Jamaica Invitational Meet. Source: Jamaica Observer
I will only say, that if true, this isn’t good for Jamaica and its athletes, who are always scrutinized to the max. It would be a blight on the country.
The 31-year-old, who won consecutive 200 meters crowns at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics as well as a 4 x 100m gold at the 2004 Games, can expect a two-year ban unless she can provide an innocent explanation for the presence of furosemide in a urine sample she provided to anti-doping officials at the Jamaican International Invitational on May 4. Source: Telegraph
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