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Friday, June 14, 2013

Veronica Campbell-Brown has been tested positive for a banned substance

Jamaican track star Veronica Campbell-Brown has been tested positive for a banned substance. Campbell-Brown was tested positive at the Jamaica Invitational Meet on May 4. Campbell-Brown's A sample revealed the presence of a diuretic, which acts as a masking agent and is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Diuretics are used to cause the excess release fluids from the body primarily through urination, as a result, decreasing the ability to detect performance enhancement drugs. She travelled to Montreal, Canada with her management team on Thursday ahead of the B sample results, which today confirmed the positive finding. Campbell-Brown was informed of the finding on June 3 and her sponsors have reportedly since been updated. The International Association of Athletics Federations is expected to make an announcement early next week.