IOC Approves Retesting of Salt Lake Samples for THG

IOC Approves Retesting of Salt Lake Samples for THG

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(Lausanne, Switzerland-AP) -- The International Olympic Committee has given the go-ahead to retest drug samples from the Salt Lake City Olympics for the steroid T-H-G.

The executive board approved the plan after determining there were no legal or scientific obstacles to rescreening frozen samples from the 2002 Winter Games.

At least five track and field athletes, including U-S middle-distance runner Regina Jacobs and shot putter Kevin Toth, and four N-F-L players have tested positive for T-H-G.

Track and field's governing body retested about 400 samples from the world championships in August in France and found two positive T-H-G cases, both involving athletes with previous positive tests for the drug.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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