Antonio Pettigrew

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Ex-Olympic Gold Sprinter Found Dead

Pettigrew lost gold medal after doping scandal

(Newser) - Former world champion sprinter Antonio Pettigrew has been found dead in the backseat of his car in North Carolina. Pettigrew, 42, was part of the American 4x400-meter relay squad that won gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, only be be stripped of their medals after Pettigrew confessed to being part... More »

IOC Strips Gold From 2000 US Relay Team

Move follows athlete's admission of doping

(Newser) - The International Olympic Committee today stripped gold medals from the US men's 1,600-meter relay team that competed at the 2000 Olympics, in the aftermath of Antonio Pettigrew's admission that he was doping at the time. The IOC executive board disqualified the entire team, the fourth gold and sixth overall... More »

US Sprinter Giving Back Gold Over Teammate's Doping

Michael Johnson 'betrayed' by Olympic relay-mate Pettigrew's cheating admission

(Newser) - Record-setting US sprinter Michael Johnson will give back one of his Olympic gold medals after Antonio Pettigrew, a teammate in the 1,600-meter relay during the 2000 Sydney Games, admitted to doping. Pettigrew's admission at a trial last month “shocked me like no other drug-related story,” Johnson writes... More »

Olympic Sprinter Pettigrew Admits Doping

2000 gold medalist 'fesses up in trial against former coach

(Newser) - Former Olympic gold medalist Antonio Pettigrew passed all his drug tests during his career—but admitted in court yesterday that he took steroids. The confession came at the trial of his former coach, Trevor Graham, who has pleaded not guilty to charges he lied to federal authorities investigating doping allegations.... More »

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