U.S. Paralympian Receives One-Year Sanction for Doping Violation

May 26, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that James Finch of Basalt, Colo., an athlete in the sport of Paralympic sled hockey, tested positive for a prohibited substance and received a one-year sanction for a first-time doping violation. Finch, 52, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, during an out-of-competition test conducted…

U.S. Track & Field Athlete Withdraws Appeal, Receives Two-Year Suspension for EPO Positive Test

May 19, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Deeja Youngquist of Albuquerque, N.M., an athlete in the sport of track and field, withdrew her appeal pending before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).  By withdrawing the appeal, Youngquist is subject to the decision of American Arbitration Association/North American Court of…