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February 2, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
In a step that may prove pivotal for U.S. Olympic gold won at the 2000 Sydney Games, USA Track & Field admitted Sunday that U.S. sprinter Jerome Young had tested positive for a banned steroid in 1999 but had been cleared by a USATF panel to compete in Sydney. After tenaciously guarding Young's identity since a positive test in June 1999 for the steroid nandrolone, USATF for the first time said it would turn over key documents naming him as the athlete whose case has for years strained U.S.
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October 28, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Jerome Young, the U.S. sprinter who ran in the 2000 Sydney Olympics one year after he secretly had tested positive for a banned steroid, was ordered Thursday by the International Olympic Committee to surrender his gold medal. His agent said no. Vowing legal action against the IOC and other U.S.
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September 25, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
With the gold medals won by the U.S. men's 1,600-meter relay team at the Sydney Games at stake, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday said it has asked track and field's worldwide governing body to "reconsider" the case of U.S. sprinter Jerome Young "as quickly as possible." IOC Director General Francois Carrard also said of the governing body, the International Assn. of Athletics Federations: "If and when they do it, we will see what legal action we can take."
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July 22, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Sprinter Jerome Young's positive test for steroids in 1999 will not cost the entire U.S. 1,600-meter relay team its gold medals from the 2000 Sydney Games, an international arbitration panel ruled Thursday in a decision that saves the fifth and final gold medal of Michael Johnson's Olympic career.
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February 28, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
U.S. sprinter Jerome Young has filed a lawsuit against USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee after their separate confirmations that he was the athlete who tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in 1999 but was allowed to compete at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. According to court records unsealed Friday, the suit was filed Feb. 4 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis and asks for unspecified damages.
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October 28, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Jerome Young, the U.S. sprinter who ran in the 2000 Sydney Olympics one year after he secretly had tested positive for a banned steroid, was ordered Thursday by the International Olympic Committee to surrender his gold medal. His agent said no. Vowing legal action against the IOC and other U.S.
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July 22, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Sprinter Jerome Young's positive test for steroids in 1999 will not cost the entire U.S. 1,600-meter relay team its gold medals from the 2000 Sydney Games, an international arbitration panel ruled Thursday in a decision that saves the fifth and final gold medal of Michael Johnson's Olympic career.
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December 10, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Olympic Committee executive board should consider decertifying USA Track & Field if that organization continues to refuse to provide information in the Jerome Young doping case, an internal USOC report says. The report, which was dated Dec. 5 and obtained by The Times on Tuesday, says, "No United States [sports federation] should undertake to put at risk the reputation of the entire American Olympic movement over a situation with such a simple path to resolution."
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January 28, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Setting the stage for action that could lead to the loss of U.S. Olympic gold medals, track and field's world governing body expects to lodge a formal legal challenge to the move by a USA Track & Field panel that cleared sprinter Jerome Young to compete at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, two sources familiar with the matter said. The International Assn.
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September 5, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson and Randy Harvey, Times Staff Writers
The International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed Thursday they have formed a joint "inquiry commission" to investigate the case of sprinter Jerome Young, who tested positive in 1999 for a banned steroid but was cleared by U.S. track authorities to compete at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With the gold medals won in Sydney by the U.S.
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June 30, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
U.S. sprinter Jerome Young should be stripped of the gold medal he won in the 1,600-meter relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics because he tested positive for a banned steroid in 1999, the world's top sports court ruled Tuesday. The ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland capped a dispute that for years had produced tension between U.S. track and Olympic officials, and soured U.S. relations with international sports authorities.
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February 28, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
U.S. sprinter Jerome Young has filed a lawsuit against USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee after their separate confirmations that he was the athlete who tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in 1999 but was allowed to compete at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. According to court records unsealed Friday, the suit was filed Feb. 4 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis and asks for unspecified damages.
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February 19, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Track and field's world governing body expects today to launch a formal legal challenge to the move by a USA Track & Field panel that cleared sprinter Jerome Young to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, a source familiar with the matter said. The International Assn. of Athletics Federations had signaled in late January that it expected to take the move. Now the paperwork is complete. Young tested positive in June 1999 for the banned steroid nandrolone.
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February 2, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
In a step that may prove pivotal for U.S. Olympic gold won at the 2000 Sydney Games, USA Track & Field admitted Sunday that U.S. sprinter Jerome Young had tested positive for a banned steroid in 1999 but had been cleared by a USATF panel to compete in Sydney. After tenaciously guarding Young's identity since a positive test in June 1999 for the steroid nandrolone, USATF for the first time said it would turn over key documents naming him as the athlete whose case has for years strained U.S.
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January 30, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday gave USA Track & Field a Feb. 24 deadline to open its files in the case of sprinter Jerome Young, who tested positive for a banned steroid in 1999 but was cleared to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
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January 28, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Setting the stage for action that could lead to the loss of U.S. Olympic gold medals, track and field's world governing body expects to lodge a formal legal challenge to the move by a USA Track & Field panel that cleared sprinter Jerome Young to compete at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, two sources familiar with the matter said. The International Assn.
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February 19, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Track and field's world governing body expects today to launch a formal legal challenge to the move by a USA Track & Field panel that cleared sprinter Jerome Young to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, a source familiar with the matter said. The International Assn. of Athletics Federations had signaled in late January that it expected to take the move. Now the paperwork is complete. Young tested positive in June 1999 for the banned steroid nandrolone.
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December 6, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of the International Olympic Committee said Friday that USA Track & Field officials could be barred from the 2004 Athens Olympics if they do not explain why sprinter Jerome Young was allowed to compete in the 2000 Games after testing positive for steroids. The IOC's executive committee decided to consider blocking the officials from attending the Games in an official capacity as the latest in a series of moves designed to ratchet up pressure on USATF. The U.S.
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December 10, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Olympic Committee executive board should consider decertifying USA Track & Field if that organization continues to refuse to provide information in the Jerome Young doping case, an internal USOC report says. The report, which was dated Dec. 5 and obtained by The Times on Tuesday, says, "No United States [sports federation] should undertake to put at risk the reputation of the entire American Olympic movement over a situation with such a simple path to resolution."
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December 6, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of the International Olympic Committee said Friday that USA Track & Field officials could be barred from the 2004 Athens Olympics if they do not explain why sprinter Jerome Young was allowed to compete in the 2000 Games after testing positive for steroids. The IOC's executive committee decided to consider blocking the officials from attending the Games in an official capacity as the latest in a series of moves designed to ratchet up pressure on USATF. The U.S.
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