December 13, 1988 |
The name of disgraced track star David Jenkins, jailed for seven years in San Diego for drug smuggling, has been wiped from the record books of his former club, officials said today. Bill Anderson, vice chairman of Gateshead Harriers, said that hours after the Olympic relay medalist was jailed, the club decided at its monthly meeting to disown him. "We have agreed to expunge his name and achievements from all records held by the club," Anderson said.
May 22, 1987 |
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that they had shattered an international drug network, headed by a one-time Olympic track medalist, that claimed to control 70% of the $100-million U.S. black market in anabolic steroids, the bulk-producing drugs favored by many amateur and professional athletes.
January 5, 1989
Convicted steroid trafficker David Jenkins spent the holidays at a minimum-security prison camp after the federal judge who sentenced him intervened on his behalf in "an unusual and surprising" move, a source within the Justice Department said. Jenkins, a member of Britain's 1972 Olympic silver medal 400-meter relay team, spent only one week at San Diego's Metropolitan Correctional Center after being sentenced to seven years. U.S. District Judge J.
June 10, 1989
The proposed release of David Jenkins, the former British Olympian who has served six months of a seven-year sentence for selling black-market steroids to athletes, was delayed Friday by a federal judge in San Diego when the judge learned that the prosecutor had intercepted the judge's mail. U.S. District Judge J. Lawrence Irving demanded an explanation, calling the removal of a letter from his courthouse mailbox "shocking, unprofessional and intolerable to the court, with potentially serious consequences."
March 26, 1989 |
Thousands of small candles illuminated St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday night as Pope John Paul II celebrated Easter vigil services to usher in Christianity's holiest day. Before thousands of people packing the pews and aisles of Christendom's biggest church, the pontiff lighted a long white candle to open the service commemorating the tradition of Jesus Christ rising from the dead after his Crucifixion.