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8-year doping ban for Jon Drummond

The Olympic track champion and Overbrook High product was found to have been involved with banned substances.



Jon Drummond

received an 8-year doping ban after arbitrators found he possessed, trafficked, administered and assisted in the use and cover-up of banned substances.

Drummond, from Overbrook High School, was a gold medalist on the U.S. 4 x 100-meter relay team at the 2000 Olympics.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the ban yesterday against the man who was a personal coach for American 100-meter recordholder Tyson Gay and also served as relay coach for the U.S. track team at the 2012 London Olympics.

Gay was given a 1-year suspension last year for testing positive for banned substances - a penalty that was reduced because he provided information that led to USADA's case against Drummond.

Others providing information included American Marshevet Hooker and Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago, both of whom worked with Drummond.

In other Olympics news:

* Organizers of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro have closed recruitment for volunteers, registering 242,757 applicants for 70,000 unpaid positions - 45,000 for the Olympics and 25,000 for the Paralympics.


* The Las Vegas City Council has approved a plan to build a publicly subsidized soccer stadium if the city can snag a professional team. The partially covered, 24,000-seat stadium is being designed to host a professional soccer team if the developers win a Major League Soccer franchise.

* The Council of the District of Columbia approved the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Act of 2014 in its second and final vote, approving the development of a 20,000-25,000-seat stadium for D.C. United in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest Washington.

* The U.S.-Argentina and Brazil-China games in the International Tournament of Brasilia were postponed because of heavy rain.


* A federal judge in Chicago rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad.

* West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is joining the NCAA as executive vice president of regulatory affairs. The NCAA is creating a new position for Luck that will bring academic and membership affairs, the eligibility center and enforcement under one umbrella.

Sport Stops


Matt Belardine,

a volunteer football coach whose Steubenville, Ohio, house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players, left the state without permission and drank in an Arizona bar in violation of his probation conditions, according to state prosecutors seeking to revoke that probation.

Jayru Campbell, a former Detroit prep football star who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence in connection with an assault on his girlfriend, was sentenced to a year of probation.