Thursday, February 12, 1998
Canadian athletes who have tested positive
By The Canadian Press
Here's some Canadian athletes who been disciplined for using banned or illegal drugs:
Ross Rebagliati -- Snowboarder tests positive for marijuana and is initially stripped of gold medal at 1998 Nagano Games. Medal returned after arbitration panel ruling.
Ben Johnson -- Sprinter caught using the steroid stanozolol in 1988 Summer Olympics. Stripped of gold medal, world record times in the 100 metres. Banned for two years. Tested positive again in 1993, banned for life.
Silken Laumann -- Rower tested positive for banned stimulant at 1995 Pan-American Games after taking over-the-counter cold remedy. Laumann and her three teammates were stripped of gold medal.
Cheryl Thibedeau -- Sprinter banned for life after testing positive for steroids in 1992.
Roger Harripersad -- Racquetball player suspended four years in 1993 after positive drug test.
Jack McCann -- Disabled athlete tested positive for stanozolol in 1991, stripped of national championship gold medal in weightlifting and suspended for two years.
Brian Morrison -- Sprinter suspended for two years after testing positive for steroids in 1990.
Julie Rocheleau -- Hurdler suspended for two years in 1989 after testing positive for steroids.
Oral O'Gilvie -- Triple-jumper banned for four years for doping infraction in 1993.
Terry Hadlow and Luc Chagnon -- Weightlifters dropped from 1984 Olympic team after positive test for steroids.
Guy Greavette and Michel Viau -- Weightlifters stripped of medals after testing positive for steroids at 1983 Pan-American Games.