October 1, 2003 |
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday opened "disciplinary proceedings" involving U.S. sprinter Jerome Young's positive 1999 test for a banned steroid, a move that intensified prospects that the U.S. men's 1,600-meter team could be stripped of the gold medals it won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The IOC took the action after confirmation by the U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday that Young had tested positive in 1999 for the steroid nandrolone.
September 26, 2003 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday confirmed that sprinter Jerome Young tested positive for a banned steroid a year before winning a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, clearing the way for international officials to review the case and perhaps strip the U.S. 1,600-meter relay team of its medals. The USOC confirmed Young's identity as part of a presentation here to the International Olympic Committee detailing the cases of 24 U.S.
September 5, 2003 |
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.
September 2, 2003 |
The International Olympic Committee, in a clear signal of urgency and import, proposed Monday that it work with the World Anti-Doping Agency to investigate the case of U.S. sprinter Jerome Young, who competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics despite testing positive the year before for a banned steroid. The case could mean the loss of the gold medals won by the U.S. 1,600-meter relay team in Sydney.
August 30, 2003 |
U.S. sprinter Jerome Young on Friday said he had never "committed a doping offense," one day after acknowledging that he tested positive in 1999 for a banned steroid but competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics after being cleared by U.S. track authorities. Young carefully drew the distinction as officials with the International Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Track & Field and track's worldwide governing body, the International Assn.
August 29, 2003 |
U.S. sprinter Jerome Young acknowledged Thursday that he tested positive in 1999 for a banned steroid but competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics after being cleared by U.S. track authorities even as the International Olympic Committee "strongly" urged U.S. Olympic and international track officials to investigate. Young, 27, of Fort Worth, who won the 400 meters Tuesday in the world championships at Paris and was part of the gold-medal winning U.S.
August 28, 2003 |
The World Anti-Doping Agency called Wednesday for the U.S. men's 1,600-meter relay team at the Sydney Olympics to be stripped of its gold medals because sprinter Jerome Young had failed a doping test a year before the Games. Young, who won the 400 meters Tuesday at the world track and field championships in Paris, tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone in 1999. He was initially found liable of a doping violation but was cleared on appeal just days before the U.S.
July 12, 2001 |
While USA Track and Field did not intentionally cover up positive drug tests of athletes before the 2000 Summer Olympics, the organization did intentionally delay reporting results or impeded proper authorities from verifying positive drug tests, according to the findings of an independent commission. The 102-page report, which was critical of the behavior of the USATF, was issued by The Independent International Review Commission on Wednesday.
May 29, 2001 |
How members of the U.S. baseball team that won the gold medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics have done this year: BRENT ABERNATHY 2B. Age: 23. Team USA stat: Team-high 15 hits. Long on hustle and short on tools, the slap-hitting Abernathy eventually should inherit the second base job in Tampa Bay. However, he's off to a dreadful start at triple-A Durham, batting .231 in 34 games. KURT AINSWORTH RHP. Age: 22. Team USA stats: 2-0, 1.54 ERA.
January 19, 2001 |
NBC, which absorbed months of criticism over its decision to show the Sydney Games entirely on tape, made more than $50 million in profit from its broadcast of last year's Olympics. The precise figure could not be confirmed, but a profit of any sort is noteworthy because NBC's initial projection, when it bought the rights to the Sydney Games in 1995, was that it stood to lose perhaps $75 million on the 17-day telecast.