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Newz Forum: OTHER: US sprinter tests positive

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posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 05:42 PM
US sprinter Mickey Grimes faces a two-year ban after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) spokesman Nick Davies said today that both urine samples from Grimes, who is a member of the HSI group coached by John Smith, confirmed the presence of a steroid.

"We can confirm that the B test was positive," he said.

Grimes, 27, lost his Pan-American 100 metres gold medal last year after a positive test for the stimulant ephedrine. He is not in the American team for next month's Athens Olympics.

A report on the Chicago Tribune website said Grimes had tested positive for norandorsterone. It said high hurdler Larry Wade, who also belongs to HSI, was scheduled to have his B sample for the same drug tested today.

World women's 100m champion Torri Edwards, a third member of the group, is waiting for the IAAF doping appeal board to decide whether or not she committed a drugs offence after a positive test for the stimulant nikethaminde.

Edwards, who inherited the world title after compatriot Kelli White admitted taking a variety of banned drugs, said she had taken the drug inadvertently.

A statement from the US Anti-Doping Agency today said it had conducted 2956 doping tests across 66 sports between April 1 and June 30 this year.

It said there had been three positives for steroids, five for stimulants and one for the blood booster EPO (erythropioetin).

Three of the positives had involved foreign athletes.


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