Wednesday, September 27|
Drug cases at Sydney
SYDNEY, Australia -- Known drug cases related to the Summer
Olympics. While those listed suffered sanctions, many deny drug use
and are appealing:
Disqualified at Games
Andreea Raducan, Romania, gymnast: lost all-around gold medal
on Tuesday after test found pseudoephedrine, apparently from cold
pills. Physician Ioachim Oana banned through 2004 Games.
Andris Reinholds, Latvia, rower: tested positive for banned
steroid nandrolone, expelled from Olympics on Saturday. Finished
ninth in men's single sculls. Blamed Chinese herbal medicine.
Izabela Dragneva, Bulgaria, weightlifter: stripped of gold
medal at 105 pounds on Friday after test found furosemide, a banned
Sevdalin Minchev, Bulgaria, weightlifter: stripped of bronze
medal in the men's 137-pound class on Friday, furosemide.
Ivan Ivanov, Bulgaria, weightlifter: loses silver medal in 123
pound class on Sept. 20, furosemide. Won gold medal at 1992
Disqualified in Sydney, pre-competition tests
Mihaela Melinte, Romania, hammer throw: world champion tested
positive for nandrolone in June, expelled Wednesday.
Traian Ciharean and Adrian Mateas, Romania, weightlifting:
expelled Sept. 15 for positive tests before competition. Ciharean
won bronze medal at Barcelona.
Vadim Devyatovsky, Belarus, hammer throw: expelled Sept. 20.
Positive test for nandrolone on Sept. 12.
Chen Po-pu, Taiwan, weightlifter: tested positive on Aug. 28.
Dieter Baumann, German runner: gold medalist in 5,000 meters
at Barcelona, suspended on Sept. 18 for 1999 tests for nandrolone.
Claims toothpaste was spiked.
Alexander Bagach, Ukraine, shot put: 1996 Olympic bronze
medalist, suspended Sept. 19 for Feb. 12 steroid test.
Simon Kemboi, Kenya, runner: banned Sept. 19 for Sept. 12
Stian Grimseth, Norway, weightlifting: nandrolone found in
Sept. 2 test. Blamed diet supplement.
Anoushirvan Nourian, Iran, boxing: pre-competition test found
Disqualified before reaching Games
China cuts 27 athletes from Olympic team early in September,
most for positive drug tests.
Jan Hruska, Czech cyclist: nandrolone, Sept. 13 during Tour of
Zbynek Vacura, Czech weightlifter: sent home while en route to
Sydney. Aug. 9 test showed dehydroepiandrosteron, an anabolic
Robin Lyons, Canada, hammer-throw: norandrosterone, a
metabolite of nandrolone, at Canadian Olympic trials in August.
Blamed diet supplement.
Eric Lamaze, Canada, show jumper: second ban for positive
Neil Campbell, Britain, cyclist: tests at World Cup meeting in
Turin, Italy, on July 13 and at British Championships on July 29
showed elevated concentrations of human chorionic gonadotrophin
Iva Prandzheva, Bulgaria, triple and long jump: banned on
Sept. 13 following nandrolone test.
Yevgenyia Yermakova, Kazakstan, swimmer: furosemide found at
meet in Monte Carlo in May.
Chen Jui-lien and Wu Mei-yi, Taiwan, weightlifting: steroids
found in March. Chen was a 1999 women's world champion.
Tammy Thomas, cyclist: high testosterone level found after
April 29 Olympic trial.
Linford Christie, Britain, sprinter: 1992 gold medalist at 100
meters banned as coach for nandrolone test in early 1999.
Doug Walker, Britain, runner: banned in August for nandrolone
Dupe Osime, Nigeria, 800-meter runner: dropped from Olympic
team after positive test for steroids.
Andrea Collinelli, Italy, cyclist: Atlanta gold medalist
banned Aug. 30 for July test that found painkiller lidocaine,
C.J. Hunter, U.S. shot put: IOC officials say he tested
positive for nandrolone during summer. Lost Olympic credential.
World champion and husband of U.S. runner Marion Jones, he was not
entered for Olympics, citing knee injury. Blames diet supplement.
Merlene Ottey, Jamaica, sprinter: banned after positive test
for nandrolone in July 1999. Reinstated after finding sample
improperly tested and blamed diet supplement. Competed in Sydney
but failed to win medal.
Mark Richardson, Britain, runner: withdrew in early September
while fighting attempt to ban him for nandrolone test.
Javier Sotomayor, Cuba, high jumper: tested positive for
cocaine at 1999 Pan American Games. Two-year suspension cut to one
year on appeal. Won silver medal in Sydney. Denied using cocaine.
Sergei Voynov, Uzbekistan, coach: fined $5,500 for trying to
bring human growth hormone into Australia before the Olympics.
Claimed was treating own skin problem.