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Heavy Medal: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Montgomery Gets 5 Years

From the Associated Press: Disgraced Olympian Tim Montgomery was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for dealing heroin to an informant while the former track star was under federal surveillance. "I was blind -- I never had a job...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 10, 2008; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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IOC To Retest Olympic Blood Samples

The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday it will take the unprecedented step of re-testing some blood samples collected during the Summer Games in Beijing to look for a recently discovered oxygen-aiding drug. Though the step shows the IOC's determination to...

By Amy Shipley  |  October 8, 2008; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Crews Wins Pan Am Gold

Boxer Franchon Crews of Capitol Heights, Md., won her second Pan American Championships gold medal Tuesday night, defeating Andreia Bandeira of Brazil, 11-4, in the light middleweight division. Crews is from Baltimore but moved to Capitol Heights to train with...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 8, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hurdler Claims Sabotage

From the Associated Press: Greek hurdler Fani Halkia blamed a "malicious act" by unspecified people for a failed doping test that ruled her out of the Beijing Olympics. Halkia, 29, insisted Tuesday that she never intentionally used banned performance-enhancing drugs....

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 7, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cabada, Goucher Win in Twin Cities

Fernando Cabada of Boulder, Colo., won the USA Men's Marathon Championship Sunday in Minneapolis, Minn. Cabada won in 2 minutes 16.32 seconds in driving rain and temperatures in the high 40s. The USA Women's 10 Mile Championship also was contested...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 7, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Olympians on the Tube

Misty May-Treanor is out, Maurice Greene is still alive, at least until tonight, and Jennie Finch will be on "Ellen" this afternoon. So much TV, so little time. May-Treanor, who won a gold medal in beach volleyball in Beijing, was...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 7, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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