Jamaican may get off lightly

2013-06-19 16:43
Veronica Campbell-Brown (AFP)

Berlin - World and Olympic sprint champion Veronica Campbell has violated anti-doping regulations but the Jamaican appears to have committed only a minor offence, the ruling body IAAF said Wednesday.

"We can acknowledge that there is a case but also take the opportunity to urge a sense of perspective ...

"This seems from evidence to be a MINOR doping offence according to our rules, so we want to remain realistic in our reaction, pending the conclusion of the case," IAAF spokesman Nick Davies told dpa via e-mail.

Campbell-Brown, 31, reportedly tested for a forbidden diuretic at an IAAF-sanctioned meet in her home country in May.

The Jamaican federation JAAA said Tuesday she was provisionally suspended until the case is dealt with by a disciplinary panel.

Campbell-Brown won 200m Olympic gold in 2004 and 2008, and also has a 4x100m gold from 2004. She is also a 100m world champion from 2007 and 200m world champion from 2011, and has 16 medals overall from the worlds and Olympics.

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