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March 9, 2003 | Richard W. Pound; Craig A. Masback, Special to the Times
Meeting last week in Copenhagen, the World Anti-Doping Agency passed the first global anti-doping code. It could ultimately mark a turning point in the campaign to stop the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the Olympic Games and other sporting events. Unclear, however, is whether the code will have a far-reaching impact in the United States. Though individual athletes in U.S.
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July 2, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. — Jeneba Tarmoh conceded the final Olympic team berth in the 100-meter dash to Allyson Felix on Monday, canceling their scheduled runoff and leaving Felix in position for a big medal haul at the London Games. Tarmoh told Stephanie Hightower, president and chairwoman of USA Track and Field, that she would not contest the tie that was declared after both were timed in 11.068 seconds in the Olympic trials 100-meter final on June 23. "I Jeneba Tarmoh have decided to decline my 3rd place position in the 100m dash to Allyson Felix," she said in an email sent by her agent, Kimberly Holland.
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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.
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July 1, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
- It normally takes about 11 seconds to determine the top finishers in the women's 100-meter dash at the elite level. When Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh cross the finish line of their runoff Monday night at Hayward Field, it will have taken nine-plus days to settle the tie between them for third place at the U.S. Olympic trials and determine the final berth in the 100 at the London Games this month. "It's definitely been a long process," Felix said Sunday. "I was not expecting to be having another race, of course.
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July 1, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
- It normally takes about 11 seconds to determine the top finishers in the women's 100-meter dash at the elite level. When Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh cross the finish line of their runoff Monday night at Hayward Field, it will have taken nine-plus days to settle the tie between them for third place at the U.S. Olympic trials and determine the final berth in the 100 at the London Games this month. "It's definitely been a long process," Felix said Sunday. "I was not expecting to be having another race, of course.
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September 17, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mary Slaney was cleared of drug use by USA Track and Field on Tuesday. Slaney was suspended by the International Amateur Athletic Federation after allegedly testing positive for testosterone at the 1996 U.S. Olympic trials. "Everybody is very pleased and relieved," said Jim Coleman, Slaney's attorney. "I think we convinced the panel Mary was innocent." "To win means she must have been innocent," he said. "It's a very difficult process.
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October 14, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. track and field governing body joined the four members of the 400-meter relay team Friday in apologizing for the sprinters' "disgraceful" display during the Olympics. The runners on the gold-medal team--Maurice Greene, Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams and Brian Lewis--preened and flexed their muscles while posing during and at the end of their victory lap. Williams and Lewis wrapped the American flag around their heads and two of them posed bare chested. When they were presented their medals by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the four continued clowning, with Greene sticking out his tongue at the cameras.
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July 2, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. — Jeneba Tarmoh conceded the final Olympic team berth in the 100-meter dash to Allyson Felix on Monday, canceling their scheduled runoff and leaving Felix in position for a big medal haul at the London Games. Tarmoh told Stephanie Hightower, president and chairwoman of USA Track and Field, that she would not contest the tie that was declared after both were timed in 11.068 seconds in the Olympic trials 100-meter final on June 23. "I Jeneba Tarmoh have decided to decline my 3rd place position in the 100m dash to Allyson Felix," she said in an email sent by her agent, Kimberly Holland.
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June 27, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. -- Bobby Kersee , coach of deadlocked sprinters Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh , said Wednesday he asked USA Track and Field to delay a possible run-off for the final women's 100-meter U.S. Olympic spot until at least Tuesday, two days after the Olympic trials are scheduled to end. Kersee said in a phone interview that both sprinters, who are scheduled to run in the 200 on Saturday, need more rest than they would get if...
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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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June 27, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. -- Bobby Kersee , coach of deadlocked sprinters Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh , said Wednesday he asked USA Track and Field to delay a possible run-off for the final women's 100-meter U.S. Olympic spot until at least Tuesday, two days after the Olympic trials are scheduled to end. Kersee said in a phone interview that both sprinters, who are scheduled to run in the 200 on Saturday, need more rest than they would get if...
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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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May 21, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Gazing at 500 kids crowded into the gym at the Curtiss Middle School in Carson, Lauryn Williams saw herself. "I remember listening to speeches and I'd leave so motivated, thinking, 'What can I do to be better?' " she said.
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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.
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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.
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March 9, 2003 | Richard W. Pound; Craig A. Masback, Special to the Times
Meeting last week in Copenhagen, the World Anti-Doping Agency passed the first global anti-doping code. It could ultimately mark a turning point in the campaign to stop the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the Olympic Games and other sporting events. Unclear, however, is whether the code will have a far-reaching impact in the United States. Though individual athletes in U.S.
SPORTS
October 14, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. track and field governing body joined the four members of the 400-meter relay team Friday in apologizing for the sprinters' "disgraceful" display during the Olympics. The runners on the gold-medal team--Maurice Greene, Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams and Brian Lewis--preened and flexed their muscles while posing during and at the end of their victory lap. Williams and Lewis wrapped the American flag around their heads and two of them posed bare chested.
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December 12, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Craig Masback ran 30 sub-four-minute miles in the 1970s. As executive director of USA Track and Field, he's going the distance to defend his athletes against accusations by the International Amateur Athletic Foundation that the USATF covered up positive drug tests. Masback, criticized by the World Anti-Doping Agency during the Sydney Olympics for failing to identify U.S.
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April 22, 2002 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dealing USA Track and Field an embarrassing blow to its prestige, the U.S. Olympic Committee on Sunday ordered it to comply with anti-doping and accounting procedures by Aug. 31 or risk losing the right to oversee the most popular sport in the Summer Games. The USOC Board of Directors approved a resolution that would revoke USATF's membership in the USOC and its recognition as what is called a "national governing body" if by Aug. 31 USATF "does not come into compliance."
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April 20, 2002 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With behind-the-scenes efforts for a compromise quashed, the U.S. Olympic Committee on Friday set the stage for a vote on the politically charged issue of whether to put USA Track & Field, accused of failing to comply with anti-doping and accounting procedures, on probation. Probation would, at the least, be an embarrassment. It could ultimately lead to a revocation of Indianapolis-based USATF's status as this nation's ruling agency for track and field.
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