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Young first sprinter to test positive for EPO

Updated: November 10, 2004, 6:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Sprinter Jerome Young, a central figure in a doping case that could cost the U.S. relay team its gold medal from Sydney, was banned for life by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday following his second positive test for a banned drug.

Young tested positive for EPO at a Paris meet in July, USADA said. He is believed to be the first sprinter to test positive for EPO, which is popular with endurance runners and cyclists.

Tests for EPO were introduced at the 2000 ...

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