Four U.S. Track Athletes Sanctioned By U.S. Anti-Doping Agency For Use Of Modafinil

April 20, 2004 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Tuesday that four track and field athletes accepted sanctions after testing positive for the prohibited substance modafinil during competitions in 2003. Chryste Gaines, 33, of Lithonia, Ga., Sandra Glover, 34, of Sugarland, Texas, and Eric Thomas, 30, of Houston tested positive at the USA Outdoor…

USADA Opening Statement Following Human Growth Hormone Conference

April 5, 2004 Seventy-eight scientists, laboratory directors and sports administrators representing 19 countries came to Dallas to discuss the science supporting several strategies for the detection of growth hormone abuse in sport. Experts heard presentations about research projects funded by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Olympic Committee, and…