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2011-04-24 11:58:00

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The conviction of Barry Bonds last week, the 'retirement' of Manny Ramirez, and the ongoing investigations of Roger Clemens and Lance Armstrong are just the tip of the sports-drugs iceberg," Robert Weiner, former spokesman for the White House National Drug Policy Office, said today. Weiner, also a former spokesman for the World Anti-Doping Agency at the Olympics, gave the Ken Feinberg Distinguished History Lecture at the University...

2010-12-29 13:11:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ex-White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner is saying that "With the 2012 summer Olympics in London less than two years away, it's time to prepare for an onslaught of illegal drug use during the Games. A re-look at recent Olympic history starting with the 2002 Salt Lake Games teaches an important lesson--the world drug testing apparatus must be fully prepared to keep the Games clean." Weiner and analyst Caitlin Harrison co-authored an...

2010-09-16 09:00:00

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the ongoing controversy over steroid use in professional sports, Hofstra Law School today announced that it will host a conference titled "Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium" on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. "The issue of steroid use in sports has become more prevalent, pressing and controversial over the past several years," said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. "By hosting this conference, Hofstra Law...

2008-08-04 06:00:00

By Jere Longman "One World, One Dream," is the official motto of the Beijing Olympics, opening Friday, but the world has become considerably more complicated since the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2008 Summer Games to China seven years ago. That was long before the Chinese crackdown on Tibet this spring, before its support for the government of Sudan became an international issue and before air pollution became so threatening that the Ethiopian world-record holder in the...

2006-08-20 19:32:41

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chairman Dick Pound wants sporting federations to take tougher action against coaches whose athletes fail drugs tests. "They have got to start targeting the coaches of some athletes who are turning up with positive tests and do something," Pound told Reuters by telephone from his Montreal home on Sunday. He praised the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) for banning sprint coach Trevor Graham from its...

2006-08-20 19:25:00

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chairman Dick Pound wants sporting federations to take tougher action against coaches whose athletes fail drugs tests. "They have got to start targeting the coaches of some athletes who are turning up with positive tests and do something," Pound told Reuters by telephone from his Montreal home on Sunday. He praised the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) for banning sprint coach Trevor Graham from its...

2006-08-09 20:31:08

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency Dick Pound said on Wednesday he does not believe high-profile drugs positives by Americans Floyd Landis and Justin Gatlin would hinder future US Olympic Games bids. Cyclist Landis and Olympic 100 metres champion Gatlin have tested positive for the male sex hormone testosterone. Both have denied knowingly taking banned substances. Their positives come at a time when the U.S. Olympic Committee...

2006-08-09 16:16:53

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Olympic champion Justin Gatlin's attorney said on Wednesday she expected a doping review panel to consider his positive drugs test this week. "Sometime this week but I am not sure exactly when," Cameron Myler told Reuters via telephone from her New York office. The panel, which usually consists of three to five members, will review written submissions by Gatlin's legal team, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the sprinter's...

2006-07-29 21:04:05

Corrects para 5 to make clear Williams does not believe Gatlin used performance-enhancing substances By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Positive doping tests by Olympic 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin and Tour de France winner Floyd Landis are destroying the credibility of American sport, the 2004 Olympics U.S. men's athletics coach said on Saturday. "They are destroying it big-time," George Williams told Reuters in a telephone interview from his Raleigh home. "It...


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