Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Louis XIV's message for the British royal baby

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwean nurses call off strike and return to work

Read more

THE DEBATE

Macron meets Trump: A state visit with discord on the horizon?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Macron hopes for breakthrough on trade tensions during US visit

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Mahalia, Ariana Grande & Willie Nelson

Read more

FOCUS

Tramadol: Cameroon’s low-budget opioid crisis

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

EU citizens’ consultations: Macron’s efforts to renew Europe

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Strengthening ties Down Under: The man charged with promoting Australia in France

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Jagland: ‘Would be disastrous if Russia pulls out of Council of Europe’

Read more

US men's relay team stripped of Sydney gold for doping

Latest update : 2008-08-02

The International Olympic Committee decided to strip the US men's 4x400-metre relay team after a member's doping confession. All other members were caught later for doping, except for five-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson.

The International Olympic Committee said Saturday it has stripped the United States' 4x400-metre men's relay team of the gold medal it won at the Sydney 2000 Olympics for doping.
  
The decision was made after team member Antonio Pettigrew admitted in May to doping as far back as 1997 and agreed to return his Sydney gold medal, IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies said.
  
The announcement was made during an IOC meeting here on Saturday.
  
The Nigerian team will now receive the gold medal, she said.
  
Pettigrew's teammates, brothers Alvin and Calvin Harrison had already been suspended for using performance enhancing drugs.
  
Jerome Young, the fourth member, had also been caught doping.
  
Michael Johnson, the five-time Olympic champion and the only relay team member not linked to banned substance use, said after Pettigrew's admission that he would return his Sydney gold medal.
  

Date created : 2008-08-02

COMMENT(S)