“The final court available to us as athletes have spoken and humbly I say they have confirmed my innocence," said Campbell-Brown.
Jamaica’s sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown, in expressing her happiness of been cleared to resume her track & field career, Monday in a release stated “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of the redemptive quality of unearned suffering and I must say I am redeemed”
Campbell-Brown was tested positive at last May’s Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston and has not competed in eight months.
“The past several months of my life has brought me much pain and suffering, however, my faith, family, friends and fans have stood by me as a source of encouragement and a reminder that God’s word is true in that He will never leave us nor forsake us,” she said in a statement sent by her manager Claude Bryan.
“The final court available to us as athletes have spoken and humbly I say they have confirmed my innocence. I harbor too much self-respect and a similar respect for the purity of competition to resort to illegal means to success. This same self-respect will now enable me to leave behind the insensitive and ill-informed media remarks and look towards returning to the track to give of my best to God’s glory,” Campbell-Brown added.
Campbell-Brown missed the chance last year to defend her 200m title at the World Championships, but could be included in Jamaica’s team to defend her 60m title at the World Indoor Championships in Poland next month.
“Yes, I lost out on the opportunity to compete for most of 2013 and the chance to defend my World 200m title, however, I press on. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of the redemptive quality of unearned suffering and I must say I am redeemed.
Campbell-Brown, a two-time Olympic Games 200m champion, continued: “I wish to specially mention my dear husband and coach Omar, my parents, Omar’s grandparents and my siblings for standing by me when I needed their strength. Thanks of course to my legal team of Mr. H. Jacobs, Honorable P.J Patterson Q.C., Ms. N. Foga and Mr. M. Morgan. Their varying degree of expertise was invaluable to me during the journey to clear my name. To my management team led by Mr. C. Bryan and Mrs J. Bryan your unwavering support was important as well. I would also like to thanks my prayer team of Pastor Maison and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. A. Watson, Minister Earl and my aunt Sharon and all the churches that has being praying for me. To my main sponsor adidas I also say thanks.
Campbell-Brown, the 2007 World 100m champion, closed by saying “I would be remiss in not thanking the IAAF for expeditiously handing my case to the CAS. My legal and management team will be available to address the media in greater details as I now focus on moving forward with my career and philanthropic efforts. “