June 29, 2004 |
Tim Montgomery and two other sprinters facing lifetime bans for alleged steroid use have challenged the procedure by which U.S. anti-doping authorities usually handle cases. Montgomery, the world-record holder in the 100-meter dash, has invoked a never-before-used clause in asking that his case bypass U.S. arbitrators and go directly to an international body called the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
May 20, 2005 |
Former world champion sprinter Michelle Collins accepted a four-year suspension for a doping violation, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday. Collins, who forfeits her titles in the 200 meters from the 2003 indoor world and U.S. championships, was suspended for eight years but appealed. USADA reduced it to four years, and she agreed to drop her appeal. An arbitration panel found that Collins, 34, used banned substances provided by BALCO, the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative.
June 19, 1993 |
On a day dominated by Olympians, Janet Evans swam like her teen-age self, winning the 400-meter freestyle at the Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo in four minutes 11.69 seconds, her fastest unrested and unshaved time in years. In the absence of competition--with the exception of the 400 freestyle at the Barcelona Olympic Games, she has not lost a distance freestyle race since 1987--Evans, 21, has been forced to measure herself against her younger self.
July 10, 2004 |
A federal judge on Friday rejected the U.S. Olympic anti-doping agency's bid to review sealed testimony of top sprinters questioned during a federal probe into an alleged steroid ring. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wants to review the grand jury testimony of Tim Montgomery, Chryste Gaines, Michelle Collins and Alvin Harrison -- all charged by the agency with using performance-enhancing drugs.
March 15, 2003 |
Relying on an 85-mph fastball, USC-bound Ian Kennedy of Westminster La Quinta struck out 15, walked one and gave up three hits in the Aztecs' 2-0 victory over Valencia Friday in the championship game of the North Orange County baseball tournament. La Quinta (5-0), ranked No. 1 by The Times, scored its runs in the third inning on two singles, a throwing error and a run-scoring double by Cole Garner.
July 12, 1993 |
Determined to redeem himself after an uncharacteristic seventh-place finish in another event, Greg Burgess scorched the 200-meter individual medley field Sunday in the Janet Evans Invitational at USC. Burgess, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist in the 200 IM, touched at 2 minutes 4.59 seconds, breaking the meet record by 2.5 seconds, defeating runner-up Eric Burton by 4.6 seconds and swimming an unshaved personal best. "I wanted to show myself that I could still swim real fast," Burgess said.