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Month: June 2008

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Landis Appeal Dismissed by Highest Court for Sport – Panel Upholds Suspension

June 30, 2008 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today the unanimous decision by an independent, three-member panel from the International Court of Arbitration for Sport to dismiss Floyd Landis’ October 8, 2007 appeal, and confirm his doping offense. Landis, 32, appealed the September 2007 decision of an independent arbitration panel which found him

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U.S. Weightlifting Athlete Accepts Suspension for Doping Violation

June 17, 2008 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Paul Doherty of Sacramento, California, an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a suspension for his doping offense. Doherty, 26, tested positive for exogenous testosterone, an anabolic agent, which is prohibited under the USADA Protocol

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Former Track & Field Athlete, Jerome Young, Accepts Additional Sanctions and Return of World Championship Medal

June 17, 2008 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Jerome Young of Raleigh, NC, a former athlete in the sport of Track & Field, accepted additional sanctions after admitting to use of prohibited substances, including Erythropoietin (EPO) and Human Growth Hormone (hGH), dating back to 1999. Young is disqualified from all competitive

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High Court of Sport Rejects Justin Gatlin Appeal

June 6, 2008 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced  today  the  unanimous  decision  by  an  independent three-member  panel  from  the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the highest court for Olympic sport. The CAS panel rejected the appeal filed by Justin Gatlin of Pensacola, Fla. which sought to reduce the period of ineligibility,

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Arbitration Panel Suspends Table Tennis Athlete Barney Reed

June 2, 2008 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that an independent panel of arbitrators from the American Arbitration Association (AAA)/North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled that Barney Reed of San Jose, California, an athlete in the sport of table tennis, committed a second anti-dopingrule violation. Reed, 30, tested

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