Track athlete, 63, banned for steroids.
A 63-year-old Masters track and field athlete has been suspended from competition for two years for testing positive for a doctor-prescribed steroid without a therapeutic use exemption.
S. Craig Shumaker of Glenmoore, Pa., tested positive at the USA Masters Track & Field Championships in July in Berea, Ohio. He won the men’s 60 shot put and was second in the discus for his age group.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday those results will be forfeited.
WELL HELL, HE NEEDED SOMETHING TO GET HIS ‘SHOT’ OFF THE GROUND AT THAT AGE!
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He Kexin (pictured) and other Chinese gymnasts who medaled at the 2008 Olympics looked underage because they were underage, according to documents discovered by The New York Times — despite what Chinese Olympic officials said. The IOC stripped China’s Dong Fangxiao of a medal from the 2000 Games last year because it was discovered that she was underage. Jamie McDonald/Getty Images – Getty Images
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One of the most dominant Olympic sprinters in history, Jones denied using performance-enhancing drugs for years until 2007, when she confessed to using the designer steroid known as ‘the clear’ from September 2000 to July 2001. She also pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents investigating BALCO and tearfully apologized outside a courthouse. Jones gave back the five medals — three golds, two bronzes — she won at the Sydney Olympics, and the IOC wiped her name from its record books.
The unknown Ruiz won the 1980 Boston Marathon by coming out of nowhere. Literally. OK, not literally, but race officials later determined Ruiz did not run the whole race. Instead, they said she came out of the crowd about a mile from the finish, crossed the line and pretended to have won. A subsequent investigation showed that, during the 1979 New York Marathon, Ruiz took the subway much of the way, then finished with the qualifying time she needed to run in Boston. Ruiz was disqualified, giving the Boston victory to Jacqueline Gareau. LMAO..SHE PLAY TO FREAKING MUCH!
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He had reached the top of his sport, winning pro cycling’s treasure in 2006, the Tour de France. Only two other American cyclists have ever won the event — Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong. However, Landis was stripped of his title and banned from the sport for two years due to a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. The disgraced rider was vehement in his defense, sparking his own multiple legal challenges until finally admitting in 2010 that he had lied all along. He also then accused Armstrong and numerous others of doping, but with his credibility shot, does anyone hear him?
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