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January 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
A panel of The Athletics Congress, which governs American track and field, upheld the suspension for steroid use of shot put world record-holder Randy Barnes, according to documents released today. The three-member panel, which heard Barnes' appeal last month, said the 1988 Olympic silver medalist had "presented no clear and convincing evidence" that his drug test samples were tampered with last summer in Sweden.
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July 28, 1998 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The beleaguered sport of U.S. track and field took another broadside Monday when the sport's international governing body, the International Amateur Athletic Federation, suspended American shotputter Randy Barnes and sprinter Dennis Mitchell for failing doping tests. This time, however, U.S. track and field is hitting back, with U.S. Track and Field federation president Craig Masback denouncing the suspensions and saying the federation will not enforce them.
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October 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
International track and field's full doping commission will study the drug tests of shot put world record-holder Randy Barnes. The review was described by one official as "an added step" in the testing process. Officials said today that the International Amateur Athletic Federation's five-member anti-doping panel will discuss the findings of Barnes' test over the next few days.
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July 27, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poetic justice might not be a concept ordinarily given much consideration by shotputters. Randy Barnes said that it certainly was not on his mind when he stepped into the ring in Centennial Olympic Stadium for his sixth and final throw Friday night. But anyone who recalled the shotput competition from the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul probably could not help but wonder if Barnes would will a more satisfying conclusion for himself this time.
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October 20, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although U.S. shotputter Randy Barnes reportedly tested positive for an anabolic steroid at a meet two months ago in Sweden, the International Amateur Athletic Federation has so far been unable to link the test conclusively to the world record-holder. Because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the case, the IAAF, which governs track and field, has appointed five members of its medical commission to study the evidence and file reports.
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June 23, 1990
TAC certified Randy Barnes' world-record shotput of 75 feet 10 1/4 inches, which was achieved in May at UCLA.
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December 19, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An appeal hearing for Randy Barnes, the world record-holder in the shotput who was suspended for two years after testing positive for an anabolic steroid, will be held Saturday in Washington.
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September 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The governing bodies of international and American track and field owe Randy Barnes $50 million because they missed a deadline in the shotputter's suit against them, his attorney contends. Barnes, the world record-holder in the shot, was banned two years ago after the federation said he tested positive for steroid use. Barnes has maintained his innocence and in his suit claims the federation and TAC unfairly damaged his reputation because alleged shoddy testing procedures resulted in his ban.
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December 23, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A TAC panel hearing the appeal of shotputter Randy Barnes' drug suspension adjourned without reaching a finding. The panel, meeting in Washington, could not reach a decision because it was waiting for documents to review. A decision in the case is expected next week. Barnes, the world record-holder in the shotput, was suspended by the International Amateur Athletic Federation for two years on Nov. 6 after testing positive for an anabolic steroid at a meet in Sweden last August.
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February 9, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY
Randy Barnes, 6 feet 3 and 305 pounds, sees a similarity between himself and Tonya Harding, 5-1 and 105: Presumption of guilt. Barnes, world record-holder in the shotput, served a two-year suspension from 1990-92 for steroid abuse, a charge he denies to this day. Harding is the figure skater some believe should be removed from the U.S. Olympic team for a presumed role in an attack on teammate Nancy Kerrigan. "In a way, her case is like mine," Barnes said.
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February 17, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the road again, shotputter Randy Barnes arrived at the official hotel for Saturday night's Sunkist Invitational at the Sports Arena, looked longingly around the lobby and smiled the sweet smile of contentment. "Oh, yeah," he said, "I'm home again." He was not referring to Los Angeles, although this city has provided him with three of his most memorable experiences--two world records and an earthquake.
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September 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The governing bodies of international and American track and field owe Randy Barnes $50 million because they missed a deadline in the shotputter's suit against them, his attorney contends. Barnes, the world record-holder in the shot, was banned two years ago after the federation said he tested positive for steroid use. Barnes has maintained his innocence and in his suit claims the federation and TAC unfairly damaged his reputation because alleged shoddy testing procedures resulted in his ban.
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August 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World-record shotputter Randy Barnes said an official two-year suspension for testing positive for steroids might unofficially stretch much longer. Barnes, who came off suspension Aug. 7, said he was not invited to recent meets in Berlin and Zurich, Switzerland, and also was not invited to an ongoing meet in Belgium. "They're discriminating over there," Barnes said. "They saw I got suspended for two years, and I guess that wasn't long enough."
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June 26, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Randy Barnes, the world record-holder in the shotput, will not be competing in today's qualifying rounds at the U.S. Olympic trials. That decision, by a U.S. District Court judge on Thursday, made it Track Officials 1, Suspended World Record-Holders 1. Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. ended Barnes' chances of competing here when he reversed a temporary restraining order issued Wednesday by a state circuit court judge in West Virginia.
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June 25, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Athletic performance began to outshine legal intrigue in the semifinals of the men's 400 meters Wednesday night, and Quincy Watts shone brightest. Watts, a senior at USC, was the fastest qualifier to advance to the finals in a time of 43.97 seconds--the fastest time in the world since the 1988 Olympics. Only three people in history have run faster. One who has is Butch Reynolds, the world record-holder who was upstaged by Watts in the same heat. Reynolds finished second in 44.
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August 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World-record shotputter Randy Barnes said an official two-year suspension for testing positive for steroids might unofficially stretch much longer. Barnes, who came off suspension Aug. 7, said he was not invited to recent meets in Berlin and Zurich, Switzerland, and also was not invited to an ongoing meet in Belgium. "They're discriminating over there," Barnes said. "They saw I got suspended for two years, and I guess that wasn't long enough."
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June 24, 1992 | JULIE CART
Shotputter Randy Barnes is a day closer to competing in the Olympic track and field trials Tuesday because The Athletics Congress took no court action to prevent the banned world record-holder from throwing on Friday. Barnes received a preliminary injunction from a state circuit court judge in West Virginia on Monday, giving him the right to compete in the shot--even though he is serving a two-year suspension for steroid use.
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June 23, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The word trials has taken on a new meaning here at the the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, as yet another athlete--shotputter Randy Barnes--petitioned a court and won the right to compete. A Kanawha County, W.Va., Circuit Court judge ruled Monday that Barnes, who set the shotput world record at Los Angeles in 1990, be allowed to participate in the event, which is scheduled to begin Friday.
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