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February 13, 1996
Australian swimmer Samantha Riley, a leading contender for this year's Atlanta Olympics, failed a drug test, the sport's domestic governing body confirmed Monday. Australian Swimming said FINA, swimming's international governing body, was investigating a positive drug test involving a headache tablet taken by Riley, the world-record holder in the 100-meter breaststroke. Riley tested positive at the world short-course championships in Rio de Janeiro late last year.
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February 21, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Swimming leaders questioned their decision to ban Jessica Foschi for taking an anabolic steroid in light of Tuesday's announcement that Australian world-record holder Samantha Riley was cleared by FINA, swimming's international governing body. FINA gave Riley, who tested positive for the drug dextropropoxyphene at the world short-course championships in Brazil in December, merely a "strong warning" but banned her coach, Scott Volkers, for two years.
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February 21, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Swimming leaders questioned their decision to ban Jessica Foschi for taking an anabolic steroid in light of Tuesday's announcement that Australian world-record holder Samantha Riley was cleared by FINA, swimming's international governing body. FINA gave Riley, who tested positive for the drug dextropropoxyphene at the world short-course championships in Brazil in December, merely a "strong warning" but banned her coach, Scott Volkers, for two years.
SPORTS
February 13, 1996
Australian swimmer Samantha Riley, a leading contender for this year's Atlanta Olympics, failed a drug test, the sport's domestic governing body confirmed Monday. Australian Swimming said FINA, swimming's international governing body, was investigating a positive drug test involving a headache tablet taken by Riley, the world-record holder in the 100-meter breaststroke. Riley tested positive at the world short-course championships in Rio de Janeiro late last year.
SPORTS
January 21, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ
The fastest 50-meter freestyle swimmers in the world last year were Americans Matt Biondi, Tom Jager and Steve Crocker. But only two of them will advance from the Olympic trials, March 1-6 in Indianapolis, to the Olympic Games, starting July 25 in Barcelona, Spain. In response to U.S. swimming dominance, FINA, the world governing body of the sport, decreased the number of entrants allowed each country from three per event to two in 1980. Other international meets followed suit.
SPORTS
June 30, 1996
Banned Coach Scott Volkers was ecstatic with a decision that will let him be at poolside with his Australian swimmers at the Olympics. Volkers had a two-year suspension by FINA, swimming's world governing body, reduced from one year to seven months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, meaning he is free to begin coaching in international swimming events starting today.
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.
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September 10, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Pursley, U.S Swimming's national team director, confronted China's national coach Friday with allegations that the use of banned substances is responsible for the startling success of the Chinese women. "The whole issue kind of makes me sick to my stomach," Pursley said after meeting with China's Chen Yunpen.
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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.
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July 22, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her right foot slipped on the block, and Amanda Beard feared the worst was about to happen--a premature Olympic entrance into the water. "I didn't want to fall into the pool," she said, laughing. The 14-year-old from Irvine shuns goggles, so guess what happened next? Something, perhaps a bug, she thought, got in her eye within the first few strokes of the 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday.
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