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Campbell-Brown cleared of wrongdoing
This is a Sunday, March 11, 2012 file photo of Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, right, as she crosses the finish line ahead of Ivory Coast's Murielle Ahoure, left, as Campbell Brown wins the gold medal in the Women's 60m race during the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham/ File)
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Decorated Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown says she has been cleared to return to the track by an international panel.
In a Monday statement, the three-time Olympic gold medalist says the Court of Arbitration for Sport has "confirmed my innocence." Campbell-Brown said she is looking forward to returning to competition and is leaving behind "insensitive and ill-informed media remarks."
The 31-year-old sprinter returned a positive test for a banned diuretic at a Jamaican meet last year. She was suspended from competition while a disciplinary panel reviewed the case.
In October, a Jamaican disciplinary panel recommended a reprimand without any period of ineligibility.
Campbell-Brown is one of the cornerstones of Jamaica's recent sprinting success.
She says she intends to defend her 200-meter world title.
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