June 21, 1989
Carl Lewis and three Santa Monica Track Club teammates will not compete in a European meet this weekend between the United States, the Soviet Union, West Germany and Great Britain. British officials in Birmingham, England, said they were barred by The Athletics Congress, but TAC official Pete Cava said the TAC had no power to bar anyone from a meet on British soil. Cava said the British promoters had to choose between the officially sanctioned U.S. team or the sprinters. Lewis and the others--Olympic 200-meter champion Joe DeLoach, Danny Everett and Floyd Heard--had planned to try to break the world record in the 800 relay Friday and Saturday.
May 24, 1989
Sprinters Mark Witherspoon and Floyd Heard were reprimanded by The Athletics Congress for failing to compete for the U.S. team in the World Games last March in Budapest, Hungary. The sprinters, who train in Houston, also will be ineligible for financial aid from TAC for a year.
June 30, 1989 |
The Athletics Congress has delayed the start of a year-round drug-testing program for track and field in the United States four months until Oct. 1 because more time is needed to train the people who will be collecting samples, officials announced today. The executive committee of TAC, the national governing body for the sport, voted this week to delay the scheduled July 1 start of the program because officials still are negotiating with a national health care corporation and with a major public accounting firm over their participation in the program, officials said.
May 3, 1989
Hurdler Tonie Campbell has been suspended for three months by The Athletics Congress for failing to appear for a mandatory drug test. Campbell, bronze medalist in the Seoul Olympics, was originally suspended by a hearing panel and given 30 days to appeal. When no appeal was received by TAC, the suspension--retroactive to March 11 and running through June 9--was upheld. Campbell cited fixed flight arrangements for not appearing for the test at a meet in Fairfax, Va., on Feb. 5.
June 21, 1992 |
* Aug. 12, 1990--Reynolds tests positive for nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, at Herculis '90 meet in Monte Carlo. * June 10, 1991--Reynolds wins in USOC arbitration, with American Arbitration Assn. hearing the case. This allows him to compete in U.S. Championships at New York. The IAAF threatens to ban the U.S. team from the World Championships in August. Reynolds runs, but does not make the team. IAAF backs down on threat. * Oct.
June 20, 1989 |
Olympic champion Carl Lewis and three club teammates on an 800-meter relay team were barred from an international track meet this weekend by the sport's U.S. governing body, British officials said today. The British Amateur Athletics Board said it had been told by The Athletics Congress, U.S. track's ruling federation, that Lewis and three other members of the Santa Monica Track Club had been refused permission to compete. TAC denied, however, that it banned the athletes. "We don't have the power to ban athletes at a meet on British soil," Pete Cava, a public information spokesman for TAC, said at the organization's headquarters in Indianapolis.