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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 4, 2004) – The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Tuesday that Kevin Toth of Hudson, Ohio, an athlete in the sport of track and field, was suspended for two years after testing positive for the anabolic steroid tetrahydrogestrinone (THG) and the stimulant modafinil.

    Toth, 36, tested positive for THG and modafinil at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Stanford, Calif. on June 21, 2003. He also tested positive for THG during a USADA out-of-competition test on July 27, 2003, and at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships on Aug. 23, 2004 in Paris. All three positives are considered one doping offense, according to IAAF rules.

    Toth is suspended for two years from all sanctioned competition beginning on May 3, 2004, the date he accepted the sanction. In addition, all of his competitive results are disqualified from the date of his first positive test, including a first-place finish in the shot put at the 2003 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and his fourth-place finish in the shot put at the IAAF World Championships.

    THG is chemically and pharmacologically related to the class of anabolic agents and other steroids on the IAAF prohibited list. The international federation for the sport of track and field, the IAAF prohibits anabolic steroids at all times.

    Modafinil is a central nervous system stimulant that was prohibited at the time of the test because it is related to the classes of substances banned under IAAF rules.

    USA Track and Field, the national governing body for the sport in the United States, will carry out the sanction.

    This is the 16th announcement issued by USADA in 2004. USADA became the independent anti-doping agency for U.S. athletes in the Olympic movement in October 2000.

    USADA is responsible for managing the testing and adjudication process for U.S. Olympic, Pan Am and Paralympic athletes. UASDA is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

  • #2
    Re: Toth Suspended

    not a surprise. nor will the next 10, 20, 30 names that come out be a surprise.

    at what point will the higher ups stop announcing these and pretend they dont exist?


    • #3
      Re: Toth Suspended

      >not a surprise.

      It is also not a surprise because it has been in the news for about 7 months.