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Jamaican track star Campbell-Brown tests positive for banned substance - reports

The three-time Olympic gold medallist’s A and B samples have tested positive.

Veronica Campbell-Brown shows her gold medal after the 2008 Olympic 200m final.
Veronica Campbell-Brown shows her gold medal after the 2008 Olympic 200m final.
Image: Natacha Pisarenko/AP/Press Association Images

ACCORDING TO REPORTS on Friday, Jamaican sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned substance.

The positive test is believed to have occurred at the  Jamaica Invitational Meet on May 4 this year when the three-time Olympic gold medallist’s A sample revealed the presence of a diuretic that is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Diuretics can cause the release of excess fluids from the body which can decrease the ability of testers to detect performance enhancing drugs.

On Friday night, Jamaican TV confirmed the track star’s B sample contained a substance that is normally used to treat heart failure and hypertension.

Campbell-Brown, who won the 200m at the 2004 and 2008 summer games is expected to hear from the IAAF in the next week.

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