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June 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ruby Fox, Olympic shooting silver medalist, said the U.S. Olympic Committee allowed her to take medication containing testosterone for a medical condition and then banned her from the 1992 Games for taking it. Fox, who finished second at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and had won a spot on the 1992 Olympic team, said that the committee initially acknowledged that its drug-control hotline gave her erroneous advice.
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June 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ruby Fox, Olympic shooting silver medalist, said the U.S. Olympic Committee allowed her to take medication containing testosterone for a medical condition and then banned her from the 1992 Games for taking it. Fox, who finished second at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and had won a spot on the 1992 Olympic team, said that the committee initially acknowledged that its drug-control hotline gave her erroneous advice.
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July 3, 1985 | Associated Press
Olympic silver medalist Ruby Fox set a national record and captured the women's air pistol title Tuesday at the U.S. International Shooting Championships. Also winning events Tuesday at Prado Tiro, the 1984 Olympic Shooting facility, were Olympic gold medalist Pat Spurgin in the women's air rifle, Don Nygord in the men's air pistol and Matthew Suggs in the men's air rifle. Fox shot a 387 of a possible 400 to break her own record of 386 set last year.
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July 5, 1985 | From Times Wire Services and
Olympic silver medalist Ruby Fox won her second consecutive national championship in women's sport pistol competition Thursday at the 25th U.S. International Shooting Championships in Chino. Don Nygord of La Crescenta, won his third national championship this year by capturing the centerfire pistol event Thursday. "I actually shot better this year than I did last year, but the feeling is different. It's almost ho-hum. It's over," said Fox, of Parker, Ariz.
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July 1, 1995 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Connie Petracek became an Olympic shooter in her sleep. It was 1983, Petracek was on a plane with her husband, Michael. It was the first vacation the couple had taken without their three daughters, and Mom had been up late, analyzing every problem that could possibly occur in their absence, leaving instructions on the refrigerator and the correct numbers by the phone. By the time Petracek, of Nashville, Tenn., found her seat on the plane she was exhausted.
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July 28, 1985 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, Times Staff Writer
R .I. Boyd is a member of the Good Ole' Boy cognoscente who can shoot the fat with his merry fellows when the subject is guns. He can talk about hunting and target practice, or reminisce about the war. Boyd, the technical director of international shooting for the National Rifle Assn., is comfortable among the world's most sure-eyed shooters. As a result, he was at home at last summer's Olympics, which was a reunion of sorts for shooters who came not only to compete but to talk shop.
SPORTS
June 28, 1985
The national shooting championships in Olympic-style rifle, pistol, shotgun and air gun competition are under way at the 1984 Olympic site, Prado Tiro, in Chino. The 25th U.S. International Shooting Championships, which run through July 6, are the tryout competitions for U.S. shooting teams competing in September at the World Moving Target Championships in Italy.
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July 10, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Karnaugh could have walked away from swimming three years ago and still been remembered as a hero of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Karnaugh, considered a favorite in the 200 individual medley in Barcelona, finished sixth, six days after his father, Peter, died suddenly during the opening ceremonies. Karnaugh fought the pain of his loss and competed, but he considers those Olympics unfulfilling.
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August 11, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A pair of teen-agers from two of the smallest countries at the Pan American Games--Anthony Nesty of Suriname and Silvia Poll of Costa Rica--spoiled United States' chances for a gold-medal sweep of Monday's swimming competition. Nesty, 19, who plans to attend the University of Florida this fall, charged ahead in the final 25 meters to win the men's 100-meter butterfly. Poll, 16, scored an easy victory in the women's 200-meter freestyle for her third medal and second gold of the Games.
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September 20, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Matt Biondi, setting his sights on 7 swimming medals, won the final qualifying heat in the 100-meter butterfly Tuesday, while a pair of Eastern Europeans set Olympic records. Biondi, of Moraga, Calif., is slated to swim in 2 finals Wednesday. In addition to the butterfly, he will anchor the 800 freestyle relay. However, he was replaced by an alternate for the relay qualifying. Tamas Darnyi of Hungary was clocked in 4 minutes 16.
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February 28, 1985 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Propped on a window sill in Dan Iuga's two-room apartment are cards and letters sent by the family he has not seen since he defected from Romania in 1981. An angry and frustrated Iuga said Wednesday that Romanian officials have refused to grant permission for his wife and two daughters to leave the country he now calls "a huge prison."
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