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CAS overturns ban on Campbell-Brown

London: Veronica Campbell-Brown, the Jamaican two-time Olympic 200-metres champion, was on Monday cleared by the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport to compete again with immediate effect, after winning an appeal against a secretly imposed two-year doping ban.

The 31-year-old, who tested positive for a banned diuretic at the Jamaica Invitational meet in 2013, had originally escaped with just a public warning in October, after a disciplinary panel in Jamaica ruled that her violation was not serious enough to warrant a ban.

But it has now been revealed that the International Association of Athletics Federation took issue with the leniency of the punishment and stepped in two weeks ago to order a two-year ban for the sprinter.

Unusually, the increased punishment was never made public.