Veronica Campbell-Brown
Jamaican sprint athlete and Olympic gold medallist
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Veronica Campbell-Brown C. D is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. A five-time Olympic medalist, she is the reigning World and Olympic 200 m champion. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she ran the 200 m in 21.74 seconds (the fastest time in a decade) and became the second woman in history to win two consecutive Olympic 200 m events, after Bärbel Wöckel of Germany did so at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics.
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JPMorgan metal futures unit included in commodities sale: sources
Yahoo News - about 3 years
By Susan Thomas and Veronica Brown LONDON (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co , the world's biggest dealer in over-the-counter metals derivatives, has added its metals futures brokerage to the sale of its physical commodities business, sources familiar with the matter said. A JPMorgan spokesman initially declined to comment, but later said: "JP Morgan's metals futures brokerage is not up for sale and we continue to be committed to that business." The sources said the sale would include its London Metal Exchange (LME) open outcry floor trading team, one of the largest on the world's premier metals marketplace. U.S. lawmakers and regulators have stepped up scrutiny of Wall Street's giants over their physical commodity operations, forcing banks including Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan to pull out or shrink their commodities business.
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Insight: Fixing the world's metals warehousing: why so long?
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Susan Thomas, Veronica Brown and Josephine Mason LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the mid-1990s the London Metal Exchange was embroiled in a criminal investigation after the discovery that a trader - nicknamed Mr. 5 Percent for the share of the world's copper he reputedly controlled - had spent years manipulating its systems to hoard copper and boost the price. The episode, when Japanese trade house Sumitomo Corp's head trader Yasuo Hamanaka racked up $2.6 billion in unauthorized losses trying to corner the copper market, plunged the LME into crisis and led to an investigation by the British government. No criminal charges were ever brought in the UK, but a 1997 probe by former Treasury official Alan Whiting triggered an overhaul of the rule book of the world's biggest metals market and introduced limits on traders' positions. While lessons were learned from the incident, a review of the Whiting report and other LME reports spanning 17 years suggests opportunities may have been missed ...
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Veronica Campbell-Brown cleared to compete by Jamaican officials
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Dusten Brown Turns Himself In: Father Of 'Baby Veronica' In Custody Fight Surrenders
Huffington Post - over 3 years
OKLAHOMA CITY — The father of a Cherokee girl at the center of an adoption dispute appeared in court Thursday to fight an order from the Oklahoma governor that he return to South Carolina to face charges of parental interference. Dusten Brown appeared before a judge in Sequoyah County Thursday morning after turning himself in to authorities and was later released on bond. Brown was charged last month with custodial interference out of South Carolina for failing to show up with the girl to a court-ordered meeting with the couple who adopted 3-year-old Veronica. Brown has been fighting South Carolina couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco for custody of Veronica for years. The dispute has raised questions about jurisdictions, tribal sovereignty and a federal law meant to help keep Native American tribes together. Brown had used the Indian Child Welfare Act to gain custody of the girl, but the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year ruled that the law couldn't be used in this case. A South Caro ...
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WATCH: Bolt Regains 100 Gold
Huffington Post - over 3 years
MOSCOW -- His legs were hurting, the rain was pouring and he was trailing late in the race. Doesn't matter. This is Usain Bolt. And nothing gets in the way of him and first place, especially when he's driven as he was Sunday night in the 100-meter final at the world championships. Bolt blew by Justin Gatlin with about 30 meters to go and never glanced back. He also didn't even crack a smile when he crossed the finish line because this took a lot more work than the world's fastest sprinter usually needs. Gatlin was second and Bolt's Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter took third. Of all Bolt's titles, this one will have a special meaning, considering he false-started two years ago in the final to lose his crown. Now, it's his again. "It's always great to get back your title," said Bolt, who won in 9.77 seconds. "I'm happy with myself I got it done." Like Bolt, Brittney Reese and Ashton Eaton were just as dominant. Reese won her third straight long jump ...
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Usain Bolt: 'I've got to run real fast in Moscow to settle any doubts'
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold winner insists he is clean and says he is keen to restore confidence in athletics with 'something special' at world championships Usain Bolt sits bang in the middle of a sprawling hotel room on a lazy Sunday afternoon. After he stretches out his hand, smiles and says a soft hello, the world's fastest man becomes a long-legged study in stillness and calm. He barely twitches a muscle while everyone else walks and chatters busily around him. Bolt has settled himself in the centre of a plush sofa as he waits for my questions. His eyes are hidden by dark glasses and he seems very serious, with so little time left before this week's world championships in Moscow. Ten days ago, in London, Bolt transfixed a raucous crowd at the Anniversary Games when he won the 100m with typical ease, despite a "horrifying" start. His status as the world's most famous and cherished sportsman remains strong. The track, however, is a much darker place now. Last month two of Bo ...
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Report: U.S Sprinting Star Failed Multiple Drug Tests
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Sprinter Tyson Gay failed more than one drug test this year, recording one of his positives at the U.S. championships in June, where he won the 100 and 200 meters, The Associated Press learned Friday. Earlier this month, Gay revealed he tested positive in an out-of-competition test he took May 16. Three people familiar with the case told the AP that Gay had multiple positives this year. One of those people said one positive came at nationals and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has notified him of that result. The people did not want their names used because the doping case against Gay is ongoing and the details have not been made public. Gay's representatives did not immediately respond to attempts by the AP to reach them. The sprinter has already surrendered his spot at next month's world championships. If a positive test from nationals is confirmed by his "B" sample, those results would be vacated, though it's likely they would be anyway because of his May ...
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PRECIOUS-Gold seeks 3rd weekly gain as Fed caution hobbles dollar
Yahoo News - over 3 years
* Gold up more than 8 percent in three weeks * Dollar hits 5-week low vs basket * Upside seen limited as Fed tapering ultimate policy (Adds quotes, update prices) By Veronica Brown LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - Gold eased back on Friday but stayed on course for a third weekly gain, as wariness over the U.S. Federal Reserve's message at next week's monetary policy meeting pushed the dollar down. The dollar slipped broadly against a basket of major currencies, keeping a floor under bullion, after a Wall Street Journal report suggested the central bank will not be raising rates any time soon. ...
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Is the 136-year-old London Metal Exchange ready for a woman CEO?
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Susan Thomas and Veronica Brown LONDON (Reuters) - Whisper it: The next chief of the London Metal Exchange (LME), where only men take part in the shouted, testosterone-fuelled trading of materials like copper, may be a woman who prides herself on speaking softly. Industry sources say Harriet Hunnable, managing director of metals at the CME Group , is among potential candidates to be LME chief executive when Martin Abbott leaves the post at the end of this year. "That's a super compliment," Hunnable, said this week when asked about talk of her candidacy. ...
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Jamaica runner Campbell-Brown in ban
CNN - over 3 years
Two-time Olympic 200 meter champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance.
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Campbell-Brown suspended by Jamaican federation - over 3 years
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica's twice Olympic 200 meters champion Veronica Campbell-Brown was suspended by her national federation on Tuesday following a positive test for a banned diuretic at a meeting last month.
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PRECIOUS-Gold slips as U.S. equities rise, FOMC in focus
Yahoo News - over 3 years
* US equities market rises on Fed stimulus hopes * US gold volume thin, set to hit lowest since April * Volume low in CME's new 1,000-oz silver futures contract * Coming up: U.S. CPI, housing starts Tuesday (Adds hyperlink, market details, updates prices) By Frank Tang and Veronica Brown NEW YORK/LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) - Gold fell around 0.5 percent in quiet trade on Monday as a Wall Street rally reduced the need for safe-haven buying and investors awaited this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting for signals on the central bank's monetary stimulus plan. Better-than-expected U.S. ...
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Campbell-Brown fails dope test - sources KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica's 200 meters world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned diuretic, sources close to Jamaican athletics told Reuters. The sources said the doping violation occurred at the Jamaica International Invitational meeting on May 4 in Kingston. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Veronica Campbell-Brown
  • 2015
    Age 32
    In 2015 Campbell made it to the Semi's and Finals of the World Championships 100 and 200m, Finishing 3rd in the 200m which was won by Dafne Schippers.
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  • 2013
    Age 30
    On 2 October 2013 she was cleared by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to resume competition.
    More Details Hide Details The panel said this is not one of the most serious offences and it was appropriate that she should be given a public warning, with no ban from competition. They deemed she did not use the prohibited substance for performance enhancement. The substance in question—Lasix, not necessarily a performance-enhancing drug, but rather a potential masking agent for other banned substances—was contained in a cream the athlete had used for a leg injury. The International Association of Athletics Federations appealed this decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The court decided to clear Campbell-Brown of all doping charges as the JAAA doping procedures did not comply with required international standards.
  • 2012
    Age 29
    In 2012 she defended her 60m World Indoor Gold medal where she won in a time of 7.01.
    More Details Hide Details Later in June Veronica qualified for the 2012 Olympic games in London in both the 100 m and the 200 m. In the 100 m she came third behind Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce and Carmelita Jeter. In the 200 m she finished just outside the medals in 4th place, .24 of a second outside of bronze. In the 4 × 100 m relay final, she and Jamaican team came second behind the U.S. team who won the event with a new world record of 40.82. On 14 June 2013 it was reported that Campbell-Brown had tested positive for diuretics while competing at the JAAA Supreme Ventures, a Jamaican meet. She was provisionally suspended from competition. Campbell-Brown denied that she had intentionally taken any banned substances.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    In 2010 she won her first World Indoor 60m Gold medal in a time of 7.00. She later went on to run the fastest time for the 200 m in 21.98 in New York. She also ran a 10.78 in Eugene Oregon beating Fraser Pryce and Jeter. In 2011 Veronica Campbell-Brown won the Jamaican athletic trials in both the 100 & 200 m and was one of the favorites for both gold medals at the world championships in Daegu.
    More Details Hide Details At the championships she won the silver medal in the women's 100 m in 10.98 behind Jeter, who won in 10.90. She later went on to win her first 200 m world title in a timer of 22.22, beating Jeter and Felix who were second and third respectively.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    At the 2009 World Championships Campbell-Brown was fourth in the 100 m final behind teammates Fraser and Stewart.
    More Details Hide Details She then won her second World 200 m silver behind American Allyson Felix. She closed the season at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix, recording her fastest of the year (10.89) to take second behind Carmelita Jeter, who became the second fastest ever with 10.64 seconds. Although she was beaten by Jeter, Campbell-Brown was the fourth fastest 100 m sprinter overall that season.
    She beat runners up Shelly Ann Fraser and Simone Facey with a time of 22.40 seconds in June 2009, although a toe injury had left her lacking full fitness.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    At the end of the 2008 season, Campbell-Brown was selected the top 200 m runner in the world as well as the fourth best in the 100 m (following three other Jamaicans) by Track and Field News.
    More Details Hide Details She also finished eighth overall in voting for the magazine's Woman of the Year. She qualified for her third World Championships by winning the 200 m national title.
    At the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics, Veronica Campbell-Brown carried the Jamaican flag during the Athletes' Parade.
    More Details Hide Details She successfully defended her Olympic 200 m title in a new personal best time of 21.74 s. She competed at the 4 x 100 m relay together with Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sheri-Ann Brooks and Aleen Bailey. In the first round heats, Jamaica placed first in front of Russia, Germany and China. The Jamaican teams' time of 42.24 s was the first time overall out of sixteen participating nations. With this result, Jamaica qualified for the final, replacing Brooks and Bailey with Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart. Jamaica did not finish the race due to a mistake in the baton exchange.
    At the 2008 Jamaican Olympic trials, she finished fourth in the 100 m, thereby missing the qualifying requirement to automatically make the Jamaican Olympic roster for that event.
    More Details Hide Details She clocked 10.88 s in the final, which is the second fastest time ever for a fourth-place finish. She however bounced back to take the 200 m final in what was then a personal best time of 21.94 s. Having failed to qualify for the 100 m, she only competed in the 200 m and the 4 x 100 m relay at the Olympic Games.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    In 2007, Campbell married Omar Brown, a fellow Jamaican sprinter and University of Arkansas alumnus, changing her name to Campbell-Brown.
    More Details Hide Details They currently live and train in Clermont, Florida. She was appointed as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in late 2009, and stated that she would use the role to promote gender equity in sport. Campbell-Brown's personal best of 10.76 s in the 100 m ranks her all-time top ten in the world (9th place) and fourth among Jamaican women. Her 200 m best (21.74 s) ranks her in the all-time top ten in the world. This time is the third best among Jamaican women. It is the fourth fastest time of the 21st century, and was the fastest since Marion Jones's 21.62 s in Johannesburg 1998. She has earned a total of 46 medals in her illustrious career (27 gold, 16 silver, 3 bronze). + = en route to a longer distance
    At the 2007 World Championships, Campbell won three medals, a gold in the 100 m, silver in the 200 m (second to Felix) and silver in the 4 x 100 m relay.
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    She was the 100 m gold medallist at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics and the 200 m gold medallist at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.
    More Details Hide Details She has also won seven silver medals and one bronze medal in her career at the World Championships in Athletics. Over 60 metres, she is a two-time champion at the IAAF World Indoor Championships. Campbell was born to Cecil Campbell and Pamella Bailey in Clarks Town, Trelawny, Jamaica on 15 May 1982. She has nine brothers and sisters and attended Troy Primary and Vere Technical High School in Clarendon before pursuing higher education in the United States at the University of Arkansas.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    In August 2005, Campbell won the silver medal in the 100 m at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics.
    More Details Hide Details She won another silver medal in the 4 x 100 m relay (together with Daniele Browning, Aleen Bailey and Sherone Simpson).
  • 2000
    Age 17
    She competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 4 x 100 m relay along with Tayna Lawrence, Beverly McDonald, Merlene Frazer and sprint veteran and Olympic legend, Merlene Ottey where the team finished second in the finals in a time of 42.13 seconds behind Caribbean neighbors, Bahamas.
    More Details Hide Details Campbell-Brown had shown herself to be a promising athlete as a junior, having won at the junior level and at Jamaica's yearly Boys and Girls Championship for her High School Vere technical High, the same High School as Sprint legend and her icon Merlene Ottey. The Championship has been credited as the engineer behind Jamaica's success on Track and Field World stage. It was here that VCB, as she is known to many, blossomed. The same can be said for fellow Jamaican compatriots such as Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake for example. At the age of 22, Campbell-Brown represented Jamaica at the 2004 Athens Olympics.. She competed in both the 100 m and 200 m. In the finals of the 100 m she placed third. Campbell-Brown later competed in the 200 m finals, a race American Allyson Felix was favored to win. VCB went on to decimate the field in the 200 m finals. She ran a blistering curve, and held her form down the final stretch to become the first Jamaican and Caribbean woman in the history of the Olympic games to win a sprint Olympic title. At the medal ceremony, a visibly emotional Campbell-Brown was brought to tears as her national anthem was played in the stadium and flag hoisted.
    At the 2000 Olympic Games, she ran the second leg on the silver medal winning 4 x 100 m relay team.
    More Details Hide Details In 2001, she was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the 2001 CARIFTA Games. That year, she won 3 gold medals (100 m, 200 m, and 4 × 100 m relay) in the junior (U-20) category. Campbell attended Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas, where she set several records and won many titles, including four national junior college titles in the 60, 100 and 200 metres both indoors and outdoors. She holds the current record for Barton County CC in the outdoor 100 m and 200 m. Campbell also excelled academically, earning an associate degree from Barton County in 2002 with a 3.8 grade average. She later attended the University of Arkansas, where she stood out as a sprint star in a programme dominated by long-distance runners. At 18 years old, Campbell-Brown won the first Olympic medal of her illustrious career.
  • 1999
    Age 16
    In 1999, she won two gold medals, the 100 m and 4 x 100 m relay at the inaugural IAAF World Youth Championships.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she became the first female to win the sprint double at the IAAF World Junior Championships. She took the 100 m in 11.12 s (the current championship record) and the 200 m in 22.87 s.
  • 1982
    Born on May 15, 1982.
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