March 15, 1993 |
Butch Reynolds, after more than two years of defying international track powers, made his strongest statement Sunday in the place where he had been the most quiet--on the track. Reynolds won the 400 meters in 45.26 seconds at the World Indoor Championships on the final day of three days of competition in the SkyDome. Sunday's race marked the first time Reynolds has represented the United States in five years.
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.
February 8, 1993 |
It was another small measure of revenge and redemption for two men who missed glory at Barcelona. Butch Reynolds, the world 400-meter record-holder who missed the Olympic team after a protracted legal battle with the International Amateur Athletic Federation, won his second 400 in three days Sunday at the Mobil 1 Invitational in Fairfax, Va., finishing in a meet-record 45.89 seconds.
February 6, 1993 |
Butch Reynolds, one of sport's most famous litigants, blew away a tough 400-meter field at the Millrose Games on Friday night in Madison Square Garden. Reynolds, the outdoor 400 world record-holder at 43.29 seconds, led all the way, routing Olympic 400 hurdles champion and world record-holder Kevin Young by eight meters in 47.16. The meet's other featured race, the Masters Mile, was also one-sided as Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan won by a quarter-lap and finished in a record for 40-year-olds, 4:05.
January 24, 1993 |
Track and field's world governing body warned Saturday that any athlete boycotting a major meet would be banned from the Olympics and gave Butch Reynolds one month to retract allegedly libelous statements and call off his legal action or face further sanctions. The International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) amended its regulations to make participation in certain meets a requirement for athletes hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games.
January 21, 1993 |
Despite threats by the International Amateur Athletic Federation to take further disciplinary action against Butch Reynolds, the world record-holder in the 400 meters apparently will remain free to run during this winter's indoor track and field season.
December 5, 1992 |
One day after a U.S. federal judge awarded Butch Reynolds $27.3 million in his lawsuit against the International Amateur Athletic Federation, the governing body for track and field called the decision "worthless" and hinted that it might take further disciplinary action against the world record-holder in the 400 meters. In a statement released Friday, the IAAF reiterated that it would not comply with the court order.