December 17, 1992 |
For two-time Olympic champion Dick Button, promoting professional figure skating competitions is a labor of love. How else could someone who has been involved in the sport for half a century sit at rinkside in the Forum one afternoon this week and call the waning moments of an ice dance practice session "thrilling?" Involved in the organization of professional competitions of one sort or another for 20 years, Button's next production will be tonight at 7:30 at the Forum.
February 10, 1992 |
Drug-free urine samples submitted by world sprint champion Katrin Krabbe and two of her German teammates came from the same person, the German athletics federation confirmed Sunday. The federation, however, called for further investigation into the apparent drug-test tampering before making a final decision on whether to ban the athletes from competition. It also invited the three to appear before its legal committee to discuss the incident. "We're not guilty," Krabbe said Sunday.
April 19, 1991 |
A prominent Los Angeles sports agent may have violated NCAA rules and jeopardized the eligibility of former USC football star Mark Carrier without Carrier's knowledge, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Times. Leonard Armato, an attorney and president of Management Plus Enterprises Inc., of Century City, introduced Carrier to a bank he does business with to help Carrier obtain a disability insurance policy before the safety's junior season at USC in 1989.
August 26, 1989
Shot putter Alexander Bagach tested positive for testosterone, a performance-enhancing male hormone, at the European Cup meet in Gateshead, England, this month, costing the Soviet Union a place in the World Cup track and field meet, the International Amateur Athletic Federation said. East Germany will replace the Soviet Union in the World Cup at Barcelona.
April 25, 1988 |
The International Amateur Athletic Federation on Sunday insisted it had not lifted its threat to ban British athletes from international competition on the day the British Amateur Athletic Board deferred a decision on Zola Budd's eligibility.
April 24, 1988
African nations will pull out of the Olympic Games at Seoul, South Korea, if South African-born Zola Budd is allowed to run for Great Britain, Lamine Ba, secretary-general of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa, said Saturday. "On the question of apartheid, we are intransigent," Ba told Reuters on the eve of a meeting in London that will discuss the naturalized Briton's future as well as Britain's participation in the Games Sept. 16-Oct. 2.