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Capel has history of marijuana use

Updated: August 29, 2004, 9:54 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- John Capel, the 200-meter world champion last year, was replaced on the U.S. 400-meter relay team because he tested positive for marijuana, an official familiar with the decision said Saturday.

Capel was set to run in the semifinals on Friday night, but U.S. coach George Williams pulled him from the lineup when he learned of the test result, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Capel's positive test was first reported in Saturday's ...

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