July 26, 1992 |
Most of the United States' world-class athletes missed the opportunity of a lifetime to stand up for some indispensable intangibles. They blew a chance to tell the world about the advantages that American citizens enjoy in the way of rights and values as bestowed by the U.S. Constitution. That Constitution gives Americans a personal freedom, liberty and dignity not yet attained by many foreign nations, even in Europe.
July 14, 1992 |
Discus thrower Kamy Keshmiri of Reno, who won the U.S. trials and has the longest toss in the world this year at 232 feet 5 inches, said he probably will appeal any ban or suspension by The Athletics Congress resulting from his positive drug test. TAC notified Keshmiri two days after the trials that he had tested positive in a "random, out-of-competition test."
July 11, 1992 |
Kamy Keshmiri, winner of the discus at the U.S. Olympic trials and the collegiate record-holder, said Friday he has been notified by The Athletics Congress that he tested positive for drugs at a random, out-of-competition test. TAC, the national governing body for track and field, said it would not have any comment on the matter. It is customary for TAC not to announce positive drug tests until an athlete has exhausted his appeals process. Keshmiri said from his Reno, Nev.
June 24, 1992 |
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.
June 23, 1992 |
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.
June 19, 1992 |
The Athletics Congress expects a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order allowing suspended sprinter Butch Reynolds to compete in the Olympic trials, a TAC lawyer said Thursday. If that happens, an appeal will be filed immediately in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, said Peter Alkalay, a lawyer for TAC, the governing body of U.S. track and field. U.S.