Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRick Demont
IN THE NEWS

Rick Demont

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
June 27, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick DeMont, whose positive drug test for an asthma medication in the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich resulted in one of the most controversial episodes in the Games' history, is launching a campaign to have his gold medal returned 23 years later, The Times has learned. DeMont, then a 16-year-old swimmer from San Rafael, Calif., was stripped of his medal in the 400-meter freestyle and disqualified from competing in the 1,500-meter free, an event in which he held the world record.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
February 1, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN and HELENE ELLIOTT
Congratulatory phone calls poured into the Tucson office of Rick DeMont on the day the United States Olympic Committee cleared his name, but one in particular left him "speechless." An advisor told him there's a sense of a shift within the International Olympic Committee, that it might look at his case next week at its executive board meeting in Dakar, Senegal.
Advertisement
SPORTS
February 1, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN and HELENE ELLIOTT
Congratulatory phone calls poured into the Tucson office of Rick DeMont on the day the United States Olympic Committee cleared his name, but one in particular left him "speechless." An advisor told him there's a sense of a shift within the International Olympic Committee, that it might look at his case next week at its executive board meeting in Dakar, Senegal.
SPORTS
February 29, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-four years after one of the biggest drug scandals in Olympic history, the International Olympic Committee is scheduled to reconsider Rick DeMont's case Sunday and Monday in Lausanne, Switzerland. "It's pretty scary," DeMont said Wednesday. "I've waited a long time to get to this level." DeMont, who tested positive for an asthma medication in the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, has campaigned since the Games to have his gold medal returned.
SPORTS
February 29, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-four years after one of the biggest drug scandals in Olympic history, the International Olympic Committee is scheduled to reconsider Rick DeMont's case Sunday and Monday in Lausanne, Switzerland. "It's pretty scary," DeMont said Wednesday. "I've waited a long time to get to this level." DeMont, who tested positive for an asthma medication in the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, has campaigned since the Games to have his gold medal returned.
SPORTS
August 4, 2009 | David Wharton
Twenty-five years later, it is hard to recall a time before the rumors and accusations. A time before athletes competed without suspicion hovering around each record-setting performance. A time before sprinters and swimmers had to share the sports page with the likes of nandrolone and stanozolol. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, it seems, were the last innocent Summer Games before the dawn of the steroid era.
SPORTS
June 4, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY
Rick DeMont, who lost his gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle in the 1972 Summer Olympics after testing positive for a stimulant, has sued the U.S. Olympic Committee. "We have new information that shows fairly clearly that what happened to Rick was the fault of the USOC," said David Ulich, an attorney for the Beverly Hills firm of Rosenfeld, Meyer & Sussman. "We hope that if they publicly admit their responsibility, that would help in our effort to get the gold medal back." The filing in U.S.
SPORTS
March 5, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
Rick DeMont's quest to be reinstated 24 years after the Munich Olympics ended in disappointment Monday when the International Olympic Committee denied his petition for the second time in three months. The IOC executive board in Lausanne, Switzerland, rejected DeMont's arguments that the recent decision involving Samantha Riley of Australia, who tested positive for a painkiller in December but was not banned, warranted a different result in his case.
SPORTS
August 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jud Logan, a surprise fourth-place finisher in the Olympic hammer throw, tested positive for a steroid and became the first American in 20 years to flunk a drug test at the Games, IOC officials said Wednesday. Prince Alexandre de Merode, chairman of the IOC medical commission, said Clenbuterol, an anabolic steroid licensed in Germany as an anti-asthma drug, was found in Logan's urine sample.
SPORTS
September 1, 2002
Borzov Wins 100, Says He's Fastest Valery Borzov said he was sorry that U.S. sprinters weren't in full force in the 100-meter final--Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson having been disqualified in the second round the day before for arriving late for the start--but believed he would have beaten them, anyway. The only U.S. sprinter in the final, Robert Taylor, finished second in 10.24 seconds to Borzov's 10.14. USC's Lennox Miller, of Jamaica, was third in 10.33.
SPORTS
June 27, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick DeMont, whose positive drug test for an asthma medication in the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich resulted in one of the most controversial episodes in the Games' history, is launching a campaign to have his gold medal returned 23 years later, The Times has learned. DeMont, then a 16-year-old swimmer from San Rafael, Calif., was stripped of his medal in the 400-meter freestyle and disqualified from competing in the 1,500-meter free, an event in which he held the world record.
SPORTS
September 29, 1988 | Associated Press
Former Olympic swimmer Rick DeMont says he knows just how Ben Johnson is feeling. "He's feeling so terrible you can't describe it, and my heart goes out to him," DeMont said of Johnson, a Canadian sprinter who set a world record in the 100-meter dash Saturday but was stripped of his Olympic gold medal Monday after tests showed he had used anabolic steroids. "He's got some trouble to go through now," DeMont said Tuesday. "It's going to be painful. It's going to be awful. We'll see if he makes it."
SPORTS
July 10, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crissy Ahmann-Leighton looked like a swimmer who had faltered, not one who had scored an impressive comeback victory in the 100 butterfly Sunday at the Janet Evans Invitational at USC. Yet Ahmann-Leighton had won her specialty with a stirring final 25 meters to defeat teammate Ashley Tappin by .73 of a second. Still, her post-race frown and angry glare did not surprise her coach, Rick DeMont of the Hillenbrand Swim Club in Tucson, Ariz. "She's a competitor," DeMont said.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|