Grimes tests positive for ephedrine

Updated: August 13, 2003, 2:25 AM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The United States lost two gold medals at the Pan American Games on Tuesday after sprinter Mickey Grimes failed a doping test.

Hours later, the Americans swept all five swimming races. But Cuba won its ninth baseball championship, beating the United States 3-1.

Grimes was found to have excessive levels of ephedrine, a banned stimulant, and was stripped of his title in the 100-meter dash. He also led off the victorious 400-meter relay team ...

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