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IAAF Wants To Give Four-Year Bans For Failed Drug Tests
Published August 7, 2006
|IAAF’s Diack Seeking To Double
The Ban For Doping Violations
TEST RUN: The AP’s Bob Baum cited a source as saying that Gatlin “insisted on running at the national championships in Indianapolis in June even after USA Track & Field officials asked him to withdraw over his positive drug test.” Since only the “A” sample result was available, USATF “had no authority to bar Gatlin from competing” (AP, 8/4).
SHOWING REMORSE: Patrick Arnold, who created three “steroid-like drugs” including “the clear,” expressed “remorse Friday for what his work has done to ‘sports and society’ after a federal judge sentenced him to three months in prison and three months of house arrest.” Arnold: “Now, more than ever, I’m very much against sports doping. I do believe there should be a level playing field, and this whole thing needs to be addressed.” Arnold has admitted to supplying the substances to BALCO, “which in turn provided them” to athletes. Arnold said that he “also gave banned drugs to coaches” (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/5).