Veronica Beats Rap, Next IAAF
Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared to resume athletic competition after a disciplinary panel found her not guilty of taking a prohibited substance after a positive test in early June. Jamaican media outlets report there will not be a ban or suspension for Campbell-Brown.
Campbell-Brown was let off with a warning because the offense was not as serious as other cases. After her hearing with the disciplinary panel, her case will be reviewed by the IAAF.
She is the 200-meter Olympic gold medalist from the 2004 Summer Games in Athens and 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Campbell-Brown also won gold at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, but cancelled summer competitions and did not defend her title in Moscow after her positive test.
Last year, Campbell-Brown decided not to race indoors to focus on Moscow. She has back-to-back indoor 60-meter titles from her World Championship victories at Doha 2010 and Istanbul 2012. The 2014 Indoor World Championships will be held in Poland. No word yet if Campbell-Brown will return to action for indoor season.