January 28, 1998 |
The International Amateur Athletic Federation's drug commission has ruled Mary Slaney case will go to arbitration - five months after USA Track & Field exonerated Slaney of test results from the 1996 Olympic trials that revealed high levels of testosterone. USATF said it fully supports the outcome of its hearing panel and will vigorously oppose any efforts to overturn the decision. The IAAF's three-member arbitration panel will meet in several months, a spokesman said. "This is not unexpected," Richard Slaney, Mary's husband, said of the IAAF's decision to pursue the case.
January 21, 1993 |
The world governing body of track and field said yesterday that it would stand by its refusal to grant prize money at its world championships, despite a threat of a boycott by top athletes. "We think the spirit of competing is what is important," said Istvan Gyulai, general secretary of the International Amateur Athletic Federation. "Can you imagine what would happen if we agreed to pay prize money? What would happen at the Olympics? We don't think sport should go in that direction.
April 27, 1999 |
Mary Slaney was stripped of her silver medal from the 1997 world championships after track authorities determined she failed a drug test three years ago. A lawyer for the premier U.S. distance runner said the ruling yesterday by the International Amateur Athletic Federation was based on "legal fiction. " "It is sad that the worldwide governing body for the sport of track and field would choose to prop up its sham drug-testing program at the expense of one of its greatest athletes," lawyer Doriane Coleman said.
September 19, 1997 |
Mary Slaney, 39, may have been cleared of doping charges this week by the U.S. track and field federation, but it remains to be seen if America's greatest female distance runner will be allowed to compete anywhere during the next two years. Slaney's fate remains in the hands of the International Amateur Athletics Federation, the world governing body for track and field, whose doping commission probably will review the U.S. findings in late November. "If the IAAF doping commission believes the decision of the USATF is correct, there is no further action to take," said Giorgio Reineri, a spokesman for the Monaco-based federation.
January 30, 1989 |
The International Amateur Athletic Federation council yesterday passed a rule providing for stringent regulations for South African athletes - such as distance runner Zola Budd - seeking to compete for an adopted country. A spokesman said the rule, which must be approved by the 182 member countries at the IAAF congress in September, bars South African athletes who emigrate from all competition for a year and restricts them to domestic meets for another year. They also must renounce their South African citizenship and not spend more than three months each year in their native land, the IAAF spokesman said.
February 5, 1993 |
His height and stride length are hardly suited to the tight turns and short straights of an indoor track, but when Butch Reynolds runs the 400 meters tonight at Madison Square Garden, it could be his easiest battle in months. Reynolds' competition in the 86th Millrose Games will include Kevin Young, the 1992 Olympic champion and world-record holder for the 400-meter hurdles (46.78 seconds); Antonio Pettigrew, the 1991 outdoor 400 world champion, and Antonio McKay, a six-time Millrose winner who set the Garden record of 46.55 seconds in 1988.
August 11, 1992 |
Butch Reynolds, who defied track and field's international governing body by running in the U.S. Olympic trials, has been hit with a longer suspension. The International Amateur Athletic Federation council said yesterday that it had voted to extend the suspension of the 400-meter world-record holder an additional 4 1/2 months, through Dec. 31, for bringing track and field "into disrepute. " The suspension had been scheduled to expire today. Reynolds was suspended Aug. 12, 1990, for allegedly testing positive for steroids at a meet in Monte Carlo, Monaco, but defied the ban by competing in the Olympic trials in New Orleans in June.
July 15, 1992 |
Discus thrower Kamy Keshmiri, a top U.S. hope for an Olympic gold medal, was banned from international competition yesterday by the International Amateur Athletic Federation because of a positive steroid test. The ruling, announced in London, means that Keshmiri will not be allowed to compete in the Barcelona Olympics, which will begin on July 25. Though Keshmiri has the right to appeal, a hearing probably would not be held until after the Olympics. United States Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran said Keshmiri would first have to appeal to The Athletics Congress, track and field's governing body in the United States; then he could appeal to the IAAF.
June 29, 1992 |
German sprinter Katrin Krabbe was cleared yesterday to run in the Barcelona Olympics as track and field's world governing body lifted a four-year suspension for alleged drug-test manipulation. "I'm free," said Krabbe, the world champion in the 100 and 200 meters, at the end of a two-day hearing before a panel of the International Amateur Athletic Federation. Krabbe, 22, and teammates Silke Moeller and Grit Breuer were banned for four years by the German track federation, or DLV, in February after allegedly providing identical urine samples at a training camp in South Africa.
December 4, 1992 |
Butch Reynolds, who has fought to clear his name of allegations about steroid use for more than two years, was awarded $27.3 million yesterday by a federal judge who ruled that the international track and field federation (IAAF) had been malicious in its treatment of the suspended world-record holder. The London-based IAAF, however, continued to insist that it was not subject to determinations made by the American judicial system. What this means is that a legal battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court last summer is apparently not finished.