U.S. Paralympic Athlete Accepts Sanction For Positive Drug Test

November 30, 2004 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Darrell Tyrone Banks of Birmingham, Alabama, an athlete in the sport of paralympic powerlifting, has accepted a two-year period of ineligibility after testing positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid from a test conducted under USADA’s Out-of-Competition testing program. Banks, 36, accepted the sanction…

U.S. Cyclist Fuentes Receives Two-Year Suspension For Positive Drug Test

Nov. 16, 2004 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Tuesday the unanimous decision, by an independent panel of three- arbitrators from the American Arbitration Association (AAA)/North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), finding that David Fuentes of Berkeley, California, an athlete in the sport of cycling, committed a doping violation. Fuentes, 31, tested…

U.S. Track Athlete Jerome Young Receives Lifetime Ban for Second Drug Violation

Nov. 10, 2004 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Wednesday that Jerome Young of Fort Worth, Texas, an athlete in the sport of track and field, received a lifetime ban for his second drug violation. Young tested positive for human recombinant Erythropoietin (r-EPO), a prohibited substance under the rules of the International Association of…

U.S. Cyclist Del Bosco Accepts Public Warning From U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

Nov. 5, 2004 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Friday that Chris Del Bosco of Vail, Colorado, an athlete in the sport of cycling, tested positive at the U.S. Mountain Bike National Championships on September 26, 2004 in Mammoth Mountain, California. Del Bosco tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a prohibited substance under World Anti-Doping…