November 27, 1987 |
Swiss runner Sandra Gasser has filed an appeal with track's governing body seeking to overturn sanctions imposed after she failed a test for steroids at the world track championships, a Swiss sports official said Thursday. The International Amateur Athletic Federation on Sept. 29 banned Gasser for two years from competition and revoked her bronze medal in the women's 1,500 meters at the World Track and Field Championships last summer in Rome.
September 7, 1989 |
The International Amateur Athletic Federation promised today to impose sanctions against the coach and doctor who administered Ben Johnson's steroid program. Federation President Primo Nebiolo said once the IAAF is in possession of the report from the Canadian government inquiry into drug use by athletes, punitive action will be taken against Coach Charlie Francis and Dr. Jamie Astaphan. The IAAF decided Tuesday to strip Johnson of his 100-meter world record set in Rome.
June 21, 1992 |
* Aug. 12, 1990--Reynolds tests positive for nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, at Herculis '90 meet in Monte Carlo. * June 10, 1991--Reynolds wins in USOC arbitration, with American Arbitration Assn. hearing the case. This allows him to compete in U.S. Championships at New York. The IAAF threatens to ban the U.S. team from the World Championships in August. Reynolds runs, but does not make the team. IAAF backs down on threat. * Oct.
April 17, 1989
Keleke Metaferia, proclaiming he wants to follow in the footsteps of the late Olympic champion Abebe Bikila, led an Ethiopian sweep in the IAAF men's World Marathon Cup through the streets of Milan, Italy. Bikila, an Ethiopian army officer, won Olympic marathon titles in 1960 and 1964. The 20-year-old Metaferia, who finished in 2 hours 10 minutes 28 seconds, won his first marathon on his third attempt, edging teammate Dereje Nedi by eight seconds.
August 3, 2012 |
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African "Blade Runner," is set for an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday in the 400-meter qualifying heats. When the starter's gun goes off, it will be a shot heard throughout the sports world and a watershed event for legions of disabled athletes. To get there, he ran a tortuous course of legal proceedings with the International Assn. of Athletic Federations. Pistorius, a multiple Paralympic gold medalist, was forced to challenge a recent IAAF rule that forbids lower-extremity "spring" assist units.
July 21, 2012 |
U.S. sprinter Crystal Cox was stripped of the gold medal she won as part of the 1,600-meter relay team in the 2004 Athens Olympics, though the International Olympic Committee held off making a decision on whether to disqualify the American team. Cox, who admitted in 2010 to using anabolic steroids, accepted a four-year suspension by the IOC's executive board on Saturday while her results from 2001 to 2004 were disqualified. She ran in only the preliminaries at the Athens Games. Sanya Richards, Dee Dee Trotter, Monique Henderson and Monique Hennegan ran in the final for the U.S. IOC officials said it is up to the governing body of track, the International Assn.