posted on Apr, 30 2004 @ 04:40 PM
US hammer throwers Melissa Price and John McEwen have both received two year suspensions after testing positive for the so-called designer steroid
tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), the US Anti-Doping Agency said.The two are the first American athletes to be suspended for using THG.
Price, 24, tested positive at the US national championships on June 19, 2003 and in an out-of-competition test on July 29, and was suspended from all
competition from April 15, 2004, the date of her arbitration hearing. McEwen, 30, tested positive for THG and the stimulant modafinil at the same
championships and was suspended from April 19 this year. At least one other U.S. athlete, shot put champion Kevin Toth, is appealing test results that
showed he used THG or tetrahydrogestrinone, which authorities say is a steroid manipulated in a lab to avoid detection. Price, 34, won the women's
hammer throw title and McEwen, 30, finished second in the men's event at the nationals.