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  • IAAF Rejects Cover Up Claim


    11/12/03

    (ATR) - The International Association of Athletics Federations is rejecting reports that it may have tried to cover up positive tests from American shot putter C.J. Hunter in 2000.

    For the second time in a week, the IAAF has felt compelled to refute the allegations, today issuing a statement detailing the actions it took to suspend Hunter after four positive tests for nandralone in the months before the Sydney Olympics.

    The IAAF also says it questions the timing of the accusations, coming as USA Track and Field faces international pressure to explain its handling of the positive drug test for Jerome Young prior to Sydney.

    In its statement, the IAAF says the two cases are not related and involve two different sets of circumstances.