Jamaican Campbell-Brown cleared by CAS

Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:13am EST
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By Kayon Raynor

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared to resume her career by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), her American-based lawyer Howard Jacobs said on Monday.

The twice Olympic 200 metres champion was suspended by her country's national federation last year following a positive test for a banned diuretic.

"I can confirm that Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared by CAS," Jacobs told Reuters by email.

"All of her past results have been reinstated and she is free to compete effective immediately."

He said Campbell-Brown intended to compete at the world indoor championships in Poland next month.

The 31-year-old Campbell-Brown, who has won 16 Olympic and world championship medals, said she had suffered much in the last few months.

"However, my faith, family, friends and fans have stood by me as a source of encouragement," she said in a statement on her management company's website.

"The final court available to us as athletes have spoken and humbly I say they have confirmed my innocence.   Continued...

Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown celebrates after finishing third the women's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch