Posted by Childress on June 8, 2006
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
New Jersey sports officials yesterday approved the nation's first statewide system to test high school athletes for steroids. Students who fail drug tests will be suspended and stripped of any medals they won.
The policy will go into effect for the 2006-07 school year, and urine testing will be done only on individuals or members of teams that have qualified for postseason tournaments sponsored by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.
Athletes can be tested for about 100 banned substances – including diuretics and performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids and amphetamines – under the program adopted by the association. If a violation is found, the athlete will receive a one-year suspension from interscholastic sports and be stripped of any medal that had been awarded from the tournament. Teams will not be penalized.
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Posted by Childress on May 31, 2006
Some great news out of the Netherlands, courtesy of AP:
Dutch investigators cleared Lance Armstrong of doping in the 1999 Tour de France on Wednesday, and blamed anti-doping authorities for misconduct in dealing with the American cyclist.
A 132-page report recommended convening a tribunal to discuss possible legal and ethical violations by the World Anti-Doping Agency and to consider "appropriate sanctions to remedy the violations."
The French sports daily L'Equipe reported in August that six of Armstrong's urine samples from 1999, when he won the first of his record seven-straight Tour titles, came back positive for the endurance-boosting hormone EPO when they were retested in 2004.
Armstrong has repeatedly denied using banned substances.
A hero remains a hero, untainted by false allegations. Now, what's appropriate punishment for the bum doping officials?
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