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Weightlifter banned for HGH use

Updated: April 16, 2012, 5:00 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Weightlifter Pat Mendes has been suspended for two years after testing positive for human growth hormone.

Mendes, the top-ranked American in the over-105-kilogram weight class, admitted he used HGH after it showed up in two samples tested at an accredited lab in Utah, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said in a news release Monday.

The 21-year-old from Las Vegas, who finished eighth at last year's Pan Am Games, became the first American in an Olympic sport to ...

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