February 25, 1996 |
Reacting to U.S. Swimming's decision to reverse a two-year sanction against Jessica Foschi, a member of swimming's international governing body Saturday criticized the action. Harm Beyer, a FINA official, said the decision to give Foschi, 15, of Old Brookville, N.Y., a two-year probation instead of a ban leaves many questions as to what will happen next. "To be polite, it is a disastrous decision," Beyer told The Times from his home in Hamburg, Germany.
February 24, 1996 |
In stunning action that could signal the beginning of an international controversy, U.S. Swimming's board of directors Friday reversed its decision to ban Jessica Foschi for two years for testing positive for an anabolic steroid.
February 21, 1996 |
U.S. Swimming leaders questioned their decision to ban Jessica Foschi for taking an anabolic steroid in light of Tuesday's announcement that Australian world-record holder Samantha Riley was cleared by FINA, swimming's international governing body. FINA gave Riley, who tested positive for the drug dextropropoxyphene at the world short-course championships in Brazil in December, merely a "strong warning" but banned her coach, Scott Volkers, for two years.
June 18, 1997
American distance swimmer Jessica Foschi, who had been suspended for a positive steroid test, won her appeal of the two-year international ban imposed by FINA, the governing body for swimming. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, ruled in favor of Foschi on Tuesday, and ordered FINA to pay her $10,350. Foschi, 16, of Old Brookville, N.Y., tested positive for mesterolone after finishing third in the 1,500-meter freestyle in the U.S.
July 18, 1996 |
Swimming's world governing body (FINA) took the boldest initiative yet Wednesday in the fight against drugs by throwing the onus on the national federations to control doping. In a move that throws into confusion attempts to harmonize doping regulations among sports federations, FINA's congress voted overwhelmingly to ban for two years any federation whose swimmers return four positive steroid tests in a 12-month period.
June 25, 1996 |
American distance swimmer Jessica Foschi, who tested positive last summer for an anabolic steroid at a meet in Southern California, has been suspended for two years by FINA, the international governing body for swimming. The ban, which was announced Monday from FINA's headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, is retroactive to Aug. 4, 1995 when Foschi tested positive for mesterolone after finishing third in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the U.S. summer national championships at Pasadena.