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November 13, 2013 | By David Wharton
With sports officials gathered in South Africa for the World Conference on Doping in Sport, the head of the International Olympic Committee had a tough message for Lance Armstrong. IOC President Thomas Bach said he does not think Armstrong's lifetime ban should be lessened, even if the disgraced cyclist cooperates with officials digging into cycling's troubled past. "I would not feel comfortable with [reducing the ban] because it is too little, too late," Bach told the Associated Press.
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November 13, 2013 | By David Wharton
With sports officials gathered in South Africa for the World Conference on Doping in Sport, the head of the International Olympic Committee had a tough message for Lance Armstrong. IOC President Thomas Bach said he does not think Armstrong's lifetime ban should be lessened, even if the disgraced cyclist cooperates with officials digging into cycling's troubled past. "I would not feel comfortable with [reducing the ban] because it is too little, too late," Bach told the Associated Press.
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August 12, 1990 | MIKE LITTWIN, BALTIMORE SUN
News item: Ben Johnson, though stripped of his records, is still the world's fastest human. If not, how could he serve a life sentence in only two years? (Memo to Pete Rose: Buy some running shoes, pronto.) Actually, Johnson's premature re-emergence shouldn't surprise anyone. Lifetime bans in the sports world are never to be taken too seriously.
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October 14, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
FIFA on Monday announced it has banned 14 current and former members of El Salvador's national soccer team for life for match fixing. Another two players received six-month and 18-month bans, respectively. The Salvadoran national federation last month banned the players from ever again representing the country in international play. The FIFA extension will keep the players from participating in any FIFA-sanctioned event. El Salvador launched an investigation into charges that players were involved in manipulating four international matches in 2010 and 2011, including a 2-1 loss to the U.S. in a friendly and a 5-0 loss to Mexico in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Matches involving the country's U-20 team were also part of the probe.
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November 27, 1986 | Associated Press
Polish distance runner Antoni Niemczak has been disqualified from his second-place finish in the New York Marathon and faces a lifetime ban from international competition for twice testing positive for a banned substance, The Athletics Congress said Wednesday. TAC did not name the substance, saying only that it had been banned by the International Amateur Athletic Federation, the world governing body for track and field.
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July 3, 1997 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
The final judge and jury in the Mike Tyson case will not be five people you've never heard of from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Oh, they'll make a call, all right. Some length of suspension, some cash out of Tyson's pocket. We'll know the details soon, maybe next week. But even if those details include a lifetime suspension, expect it to be like one of those lifetime suspensions in track and field.
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December 15, 2005 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Section gave a lifetime coaching ban to the San Pedro High assistant football coach who was caught on videotape cheating to give his team an advantage during a game in late October. Paul Bryan, a coach for 23 years with San Pedro, will not be allowed to coach at any school within the L.A. Unified School District. Bryan was caught moving a yard marker that helped keep alive a fourth-quarter drive in which San Pedro scored on Oct. 28.
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August 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
Sprinter Ben Johnson, who lost his world's fastest-human title and was kicked out of the 1988 Olympics for using steroids, was given government clearance today to run again for Canada. Canadian Sports Minister Marcel Danis reversed the ruling of his predecessor, Jean Charest, who in 1988 placed Johnson under a lifetime ban from competing for the national team.
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November 11, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Sprinter Jerome Young, whose positive test for steroids in 1999 threatens to cost the entire U.S. 1,600-meter relay team its gold medals from the 2000 Sydney Olympics, has been banned for life after testing positive this summer for the banned blood booster EPO, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Wednesday. Young, 28, of Fort Worth, tested positive for EPO on July 23 at a meet in Paris. The 2003 world champion at 400 meters, he did not contest the matter before USADA.
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January 30, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
He submitted to at least 192 urine tests in the last two years but the one test he didn't take might have ended Pat Valenzuela's riding career. The three stewards at Santa Anita, curious when Valenzuela called in to say he couldn't ride because of a sprained ankle on Jan. 22, asked him to come in by the end of the day for a drug test.
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July 29, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Major League Baseball reportedly has evidence that proves Alex Rodriguez used banned performance-enhancing substances and has offered the New York Yankees third baseman a deal that could salvage the final $61 million of his contract while effectively ending his career. Baseball officials have told Rodriguez they are preparing to suspend him, without pay, for the remainder of the 2013 season and all of 2014, the New York Daily News was first to report. If he accepts the suspension without appeal, he would be eligible to return in 2015.
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July 23, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
One of the most encouraging things to come out of the Ryan Braun suspension is not the indignation from the media and fans, but the players. There's some real outrage out there from players and they're speaking up louder than ever. The clean guys are fed up. They want an even playing field. Braun made it easier for them with his lies and accusations against Dino Laurenzi Jr., whose great crime was collecting a vial of Braun's urine during his first infamous go-round with steroids.
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March 17, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Giorgos Katidis, a soccer player from Greece, has been banned for life from the Greek national team after his goal celebration Saturday appeared to be a Nazi salute. Katidis, who had scored the go-ahead goal in AEK Athens' 2-1 victory over Veria, said he did not know that throwing his arm forward in a raised position was a Nazi gesture. The governing body of Greek soccer reacted swiftly Sunday in the aftermath, calling the salute "a deep insult to all victims of Nazi brutality.
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January 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
I'm thinking Lance Armstrong needs a reality show. Maybe a wife, a couple kids, then just have some cameras follow him around as he attempts to lead a normal life, living strong and all that. After all, if his confessional with Oprah doesn't work out, what's a guy with a recognizable face, a notoriously prickly demeanor and no apparent work skills to do? PHOTOS: Lance Armstrong through the years So far it looks like Armstrong is attempting to following the Pete Rose path to redemption -- the road the disgraced all-time Major League Baseball hits leader took when he was caught gambling on his sport and his own team as a manager.
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July 20, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Nordine Gezzar was suspended by the French Athletics Federation after he tested positive for EPO, a blood booster banned by the IOC. Gezzar was scheduled to compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics. Gezzar tested positive on June 17 during the French elite championships. The 32-year-old Gezzar went on to finish fourth at the European championships in Helsinki that month. Gezzar could face a lifetime ban from the sport because this is his second offense.
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July 10, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Two doctors and a team trainer with Lance Armstrong's cycling teams during his run of seven consecutive Tour de France titles received lifetime sports bans Tuesday from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for doping violations. Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral of Spain, Dr. Michele Ferrari of Italy and trainer Jose "Pepe" Marti of Spain all were found to have participated in what USADA describes as a "sophisticated, far-reaching doping conspiracy" with the U.S. Postal Service team. The three were not available for comment.
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July 29, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Major League Baseball reportedly has evidence that proves Alex Rodriguez used banned performance-enhancing substances and has offered the New York Yankees third baseman a deal that could salvage the final $61 million of his contract while effectively ending his career. Baseball officials have told Rodriguez they are preparing to suspend him, without pay, for the remainder of the 2013 season and all of 2014, the New York Daily News was first to report. If he accepts the suspension without appeal, he would be eligible to return in 2015.
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June 20, 1992
Quoting Mike Downey: "Baseball is one game that must be played fair." Yet he hastens to ridicule Steve Howe for his off-field disease and cites Pete Rose's lifetime ban for off-field betting. But no mention of Gary Sheffield's quote in The Times and other publications that he deliberately made errors and struck out to hurt his team. If Rose has a lifetime ban with possibility of parole, then Sheffield should have a lifetime ban with no possibility of parole. Isn't Sheffield's offense the same as fixing games?
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May 26, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
The sexual abuse scandal at USA Swimming has revealed its biggest name yet — the former director of the national team. Everett Uchiyama was on a list released Tuesday by the swimming organization showing 46 people who have received lifetime bans or permanently quit the organization, most for sex-related offenses. According to USA Swimming, Uchiyama received his suspension on Jan. 31, 2006. The oldest suspension on the list was handed out in 1991, but most occurred in the past decade — including 11 since the beginning of 2009.
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July 30, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Suspended sprinter Justin Gatlin will appeal a possible eight-year doping ban today, an attempt by the Olympic gold medalist to become eligible for the 2008 Beijing Games. The sprinter's attorneys will make the case in Atlanta, almost a year after he and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency reached an unusual compromise. Gatlin shares the 100-meter world record of 9.77 seconds, though that would be erased if his doping penalty becomes official.
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