January 21, 1991 |
The Athletics Congress was told Sunday not to allow world record-holders Butch Reynolds and Randy Barnes to compete in the United States for the time being. TAC had said Reynolds, the record-holder at 400 meters, and Barnes, shotput record-holder, would be allowed to compete in domestic events until their appeals process against suspension for drugs use is complete.
June 4, 1992 |
Butch Reynolds is scheduled to run the 400-meter dash June 10 at a track and field meet at a high school in Holmdel, N.J. It is not a Grand Prix event. There is a June 13 deadline for runners to get a time of 45.80 seconds to qualify for the Olympic trials, starting June 19 in New Orleans. Reynolds, whose 43.29 set the world record in 1988, plans to run in another meet Saturday in San Francisco.
June 7, 1992 |
Butch Reynolds found a place to run Saturday and put up a qualifying time for the U.S. Olympic trials. Even with the time, the suspended 400-meter world record-holder will need another court order to clear the way for him to run in the trials, which begin in two weeks in New Orleans. Reynolds, who is fighting a two-year drug suspension, ran the 400 meters in 44.98 seconds to win the event at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium. Reynolds' time was well below the automatic qualifying standard of 45.
February 21, 1993 |
In an effort to gain a berth on the U.S. men's team for next month's World Indoor Track Championships, Butch Reynolds won his 400-meter trial heat Saturday in Boston. Reynolds, who has returned to competition this year after a controversial two-year drug suspension by the International Amateur Athletic Federation, finished in 46.93 seconds, 0.03 seconds faster than Darnell Hall, in their heat. Jason Rouser won the other heat in 46.
October 8, 1988 |
Olympic silver medalist Butch Reynolds, who expressed interest in playing for the Cleveland Browns, now says he will likely remain on the track and field circuit. Reynolds, 24, the world record-holder in the 400 meters, said Friday: "Right now, I'm one of the elite track athletes in the world. And it would be a great honor to play for the Cleveland Browns and hopefully win a Super Bowl Ring.
June 13, 1991 |
The world governing body for track and field demanded Wednesday that U.S. track officials reverse their decision to allow Butch Reynolds to compete in this week's national championships in New York. In a strongly worded statement, the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) warned that it could expel the American track authority--The Athletics Congress--unless it complies with the rules of the world body.
June 21, 1992 |
NBC, which reported extensively on the legal drama over Butch Reynolds' quest to run in the Olympic track and field trials, ended its Saturday coverage without a resolution to the story. NBC concluded its show at 3 p.m. PDT, with host Bob Costas saying the 400-meter preliminaries would be run no earlier than 5 p.m. The story was updated on the "NBC Nightly News." The preliminaries were moved to today at 10 a.m. PDT NBC Sports spokesman Ed Markey said had the event been run Saturday at 5 p.m.