December 8, 2004 |
The International Olympic Committee opened an investigation Tuesday into doping allegations against Marion Jones, who could eventually be stripped of her five medals from the 2000 Olympics. IOC President Jacques Rogge set up a disciplinary commission in London to look into the claims made by Victor Conte, head of the Bay Area lab accused of illegally distributing steroids.
July 5, 1992 |
Until Martin Zubero actually reigns in Spain, United States Olympian Royce Sharp is not giving him the mantle. Shortly after churning to an Olympic sendoff meet record of 2 minutes 3.07 seconds Friday in the 200-meter backstroke at the Mission Viejo International Swimming Complex, Sharp made it clear that Zubero, the Spanish Olympian and world record-holder, will not have an easy time in Barcelona. "A lot of people think he's going to win," Sharp said, pausing for effect.
May 24, 1992 |
If there had to be a final punctuation mark on the week, it would probably have to be an exclamation point. In what was close to a mirror of last year's record-setting championships, where five girls' marks were set, the girls of 1992 set another five, in fact four of the five set last year--two individual, three relays--at the San Diego Section swimming meet Saturday at Mt. Carmel. Among the newsmakers: * San Dieguito's Michelle Collins set new section standards in the 50-yard freestyle (23.
November 7, 1990 |
An Election Day storm dumped heavy snow on the Rockies and left highways slippery on the western Plains. "In some counties we've had trouble even getting poll workers to the polls to open them up," Nebraska Secretary of State Allen Beermann said. Heavy snow fell across parts of Wyoming from late Monday into Tuesday.
December 11, 2004 |
Champion sprinter Michelle Collins was banned from competition for eight years after an arbitration panel ruled Friday that she used a collection of illicit performance-enhancing drugs, making her the 13th athlete sanctioned for violations linked to the BALCO scandal. Collins, 33, the 2003 world indoor 200-meter champion from Garland, Texas, did not fail a sanctioned drug test.
April 2, 1986 |
Beth Silverman had a 15-0 record as a freshman pitcher on the El Camino Real High softball team last season, but she still had two problems: her right knee and her left knee. After limping through her first season with the Conquistadores, she underwent operations in August. Knees that used to be iced after games are now quickly thrown into a pair of sweat pants. "They're coming along," Silverman said. "It doesn't hurt anymore."
July 13, 2004 |
On another day of relative craziness at the Olympic trials, twins Alvin and Calvin Harrison threatened to sue USA Track and Field, sisters-in-law Jearl Miles-Clark and Hazel Clark won berths on the Athens team by finishing first and third in the 800, and Shayne Culpepper joined her husband, marathoner Alan, on the Olympic team by winning the women's 5,000 on Monday.
July 18, 1993 |
Led by the men's basketball team, which finally was tested, the United States grabbed lots of gold Saturday at the World University Games at Buffalo, N.Y. After storming through the tournament with a 42-point average victory margin, the Americans had all they could handle in the final against Canada, coming back from a 12-point halftime deficit to win, 95-90. Other than the performance by the Dream Team at the Barcelona Games, it was the biggest success for a U.S.
March 16, 2003 |
Bode Miller of Franconia, N.H., tied for sixth place in the final World Cup giant slalom of the season Saturday and finished second to Michael von Gruenigen of Switzerland in the discipline's final standings. Miller trailed Von Gruenigen by 97 points before the race in Hafjell, Norway, and needed a victory to have any chance of winning the title. Miller, 17th after the first run, shared sixth place with Kalle Palander of Finland, .
June 12, 2004 |
Marion Jones' ex-husband, C.J. Hunter, has been in contact with U.S. anti-doping authorities and will probably cooperate with their investigation into whether Jones has used steroids, his attorney said Friday. Hunter, a shotputter who retired after testing positive for steroids in 2000, also has been assisting federal prosecutors in a separate federal case in San Francisco. Attorney Angela DeMent would not describe what Hunter has told federal officials. The U.S.