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November 26, 2004 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
In a town of exclusive clubs, John Whittemore is in a league of his own. It's not just that he turned 105 last weekend. More Americans are attaining such dizzying ages each year, but Whittemore is the only one who just set a national record for the javelin throw. One morning last month, the long-retired teacher hobbled in his walker out to the starting line at a UC Santa Barbara track. With all the cartilage in one knee virtually gone, he took an agonizing 45 minutes to go about 100 yards.
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June 24, 2012 | By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
EUGENE, Ore. - USA Track and Field officials were meeting late Saturday to determine how to break a dead heat between Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix for third place in the women's 100 meters at the Olympic track and field trials, with a berth on the London Olympic team at stake. Tarmoh was initially awarded third ahead of Felix, though the two Los Angeles-based training partners were timed in 11.068 seconds. Timers notified referees of a possible dead heat, leading to a review of the photo finish.
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SPORTS
September 24, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mary Slaney, cleared by USA Track and Field last week after having been suspended for having excessive testosterone in her system at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials, said Tuesday she is giving the organization a month to change its drug-testing procedures and reimburse her for her lost season or she'll sue. "I think we'll give them a month," Slaney said in her first public comment since she was cleared. "After that, if I have to, I'll go into litigation and I'll take no prisoners."
SPORTS
June 27, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
In one weekend, Justin Gatlin overcame more obstacles than a squad of hurdlers. The 23-year-old sprinter sank to emotional depths Friday when he thought he'd false-started out of the 100-meter preliminaries, but soared to new heights Sunday when he became the first man to win the 100- and 200-meter titles at the U.S. championships since Kirk Baptiste in 1985.
SPORTS
April 2, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The International Amateur Athletic Federation, which is not always so swift, even though it governs track, made a wise decision in changing the schedule for the Summer Olympics so that Michael Johnson can try to become the first man to win gold medals in the 200 and 400 meters in the same Games. But it might not have happened if not for a tactical move by USA Track and Field.
SPORTS
June 24, 2012 | By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
EUGENE, Ore. - USA Track and Field officials were meeting late Saturday to determine how to break a dead heat between Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix for third place in the women's 100 meters at the Olympic track and field trials, with a berth on the London Olympic team at stake. Tarmoh was initially awarded third ahead of Felix, though the two Los Angeles-based training partners were timed in 11.068 seconds. Timers notified referees of a possible dead heat, leading to a review of the photo finish.
SPORTS
June 29, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Danny Harris told friends he had agreed to be interviewed by a reporter, they warned him that the article might be negative. He laughed. What could anyone write about him that he has not confessed in Alcoholics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous meetings? "If all you do is write, 'Danny Harris is an addict. Danny Harris is an addict. Danny Harris is an addict,' 100 times and nothing else, I won't complain," he said. "Because every word of it would be true."
SPORTS
December 18, 2003 | John Ortega
The Home Depot Center in Carson will be the site of the 2005 USA Track & Field championships, USATF announced Wednesday. The meet, to be staged at the same venue as the IAAF World Cup of Athletics in 2006, will serve as the qualifying meet for the U.S. team that will compete in the 2005 world championships in Helsinki, Finland. The national track championships have not been run in the Los Angeles area since 1990.
SPORTS
December 14, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
After a copy of an alleged diary contradicting a key witness mysteriously surfaced, University of Georgia shotputter Brent Noon's $983,000 jury award in a suit against USA Track & Field was overturned Tuesday. A new trial was ordered in San Diego Superior Court. In an unusual decision, Judge Richard Haden ruled the diary, allegedly kept by Georgia assistant track coach Rolf Ubel, might have affected the outcome of Noon's civil suit against the national governing body for track and field.
SPORTS
December 9, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Senior Olympic, international track and field, and world anti-doping officials predicted Monday that USA Track & Field's plan for lifetime bans for first-time steroid offenders wouldn't pass legal muster, suggesting it appeared to be a ploy aimed at diverting attention from doping concerns involving U.S. track. USATF adopted the proposal Sunday at an assembly in Greensboro, N.C., after having repeatedly declined to explain why U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2004 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
In a town of exclusive clubs, John Whittemore is in a league of his own. It's not just that he turned 105 last weekend. More Americans are attaining such dizzying ages each year, but Whittemore is the only one who just set a national record for the javelin throw. One morning last month, the long-retired teacher hobbled in his walker out to the starting line at a UC Santa Barbara track. With all the cartilage in one knee virtually gone, he took an agonizing 45 minutes to go about 100 yards.
SPORTS
June 2, 2004 | David Wharton and Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writers
With a top U.S. sprinter barred from this summer's Athens Games -- and the potential for additional doping cases to follow -- national track and field officials have asked for advice should suspended athletes sue to get onto the Olympic team. In a May 26 letter obtained by The Times, USA Track & Field asked the U.S. Olympic Committee for help regarding a number of legal scenarios.
SPORTS
February 2, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
In a step that may prove pivotal for U.S. Olympic gold won at the 2000 Sydney Games, USA Track & Field admitted Sunday that U.S. sprinter Jerome Young had tested positive for a banned steroid in 1999 but had been cleared by a USATF panel to compete in Sydney. After tenaciously guarding Young's identity since a positive test in June 1999 for the steroid nandrolone, USATF for the first time said it would turn over key documents naming him as the athlete whose case has for years strained U.S.
SPORTS
January 30, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday gave USA Track & Field a Feb. 24 deadline to open its files in the case of sprinter Jerome Young, who tested positive for a banned steroid in 1999 but was cleared to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
SPORTS
December 18, 2003 | John Ortega
The Home Depot Center in Carson will be the site of the 2005 USA Track & Field championships, USATF announced Wednesday. The meet, to be staged at the same venue as the IAAF World Cup of Athletics in 2006, will serve as the qualifying meet for the U.S. team that will compete in the 2005 world championships in Helsinki, Finland. The national track championships have not been run in the Los Angeles area since 1990.
SPORTS
December 9, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Senior Olympic, international track and field, and world anti-doping officials predicted Monday that USA Track & Field's plan for lifetime bans for first-time steroid offenders wouldn't pass legal muster, suggesting it appeared to be a ploy aimed at diverting attention from doping concerns involving U.S. track. USATF adopted the proposal Sunday at an assembly in Greensboro, N.C., after having repeatedly declined to explain why U.S.
SPORTS
June 27, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
In one weekend, Justin Gatlin overcame more obstacles than a squad of hurdlers. The 23-year-old sprinter sank to emotional depths Friday when he thought he'd false-started out of the 100-meter preliminaries, but soared to new heights Sunday when he became the first man to win the 100- and 200-meter titles at the U.S. championships since Kirk Baptiste in 1985.
SPORTS
June 2, 2004 | David Wharton and Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writers
With a top U.S. sprinter barred from this summer's Athens Games -- and the potential for additional doping cases to follow -- national track and field officials have asked for advice should suspended athletes sue to get onto the Olympic team. In a May 26 letter obtained by The Times, USA Track & Field asked the U.S. Olympic Committee for help regarding a number of legal scenarios.
SPORTS
September 24, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mary Slaney, cleared by USA Track and Field last week after having been suspended for having excessive testosterone in her system at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials, said Tuesday she is giving the organization a month to change its drug-testing procedures and reimburse her for her lost season or she'll sue. "I think we'll give them a month," Slaney said in her first public comment since she was cleared. "After that, if I have to, I'll go into litigation and I'll take no prisoners."
SPORTS
April 2, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The International Amateur Athletic Federation, which is not always so swift, even though it governs track, made a wise decision in changing the schedule for the Summer Olympics so that Michael Johnson can try to become the first man to win gold medals in the 200 and 400 meters in the same Games. But it might not have happened if not for a tactical move by USA Track and Field.
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