May 23, 1988 |
Calvin Smith, two-time world champion in the men's 200-meter dash, was quoted Sunday as saying that many top track and field athletes use hormones and other drugs to enhance their performances and they go undetected in anti-doping tests. "The methods of controlling doping currently under use can't test for various substances," Smith said in an interview published by the daily newspaper, Estado de Sao Paulo.
January 13, 1985 |
Calvin Smith, the fastest man in the world, will be among the more than 2,000 athletes from 24 countries competing in the inaugural Australia Games to be held in Melbourne from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3. Some of the world's best athletes, including those from the Soviet and East bloc countries which boycotted the Los Angeles Olympics, will participate.
May 10, 1987 |
At an age when many sprinters are losing critical milliseconds in their stride, Calvin Smith says there still are some good races left in his 26-year-old legs. After all, he's yet to be unseated as the "world's fastest human." "When I stop enjoying it and can't keep up with the other guys, then I'll know it's time to get out," said Smith, world record-holder in the 100 meters. While he's not winning as often as he once did, the time to quit has yet to come.
August 20, 1987 |
Canadian Ben Johnson broke 10 seconds in the 100 meters for the third time in five races Wednesday, winning in 9.97 at the Weltklasse Grand Prix track and field meet. Johnson, 25, who has averaged 9.975 for his last five races, never trailed as he ran into a 1.2-m.p.h. wind. Calvin Smith of the United States was second in 10.07, the fastest he has run since setting the world record of 9.93 in 1983. Smith won the 200 meters in 20.
August 18, 1988 |
For more than two years, Carl Lewis has had difficulty overcoming Ben Johnson's rocket-fast starts in 100-meter races. Johnson's coup de grace came when he set a world record of 9.83 seconds in beating Lewis for the fifth straight time last August in the World Championships at Rome. And before the world's two fastest sprinters met Wednesday night in a Grand Prix track and field meet, Johnson said: "I don't think he can beat me again. I've proved it so many times already."
May 6, 1993 |
Dennis Mitchell and fellow American Calvin Smith finished 1-2 in the 100-meter dash at the Shizuoka International track and field meet at Shizuoka, Japan.