USADA found 10 violations in 2,262 tests

Updated: August 4, 2006, 4:34 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency performed 2,262 doping control tests in the second quarter of 2006, resulting in 10 violations.

Sprinter Justin Gatlin was included in the tests, according to statistics released Tuesday. But his positive test for testosterone or other steroids wasn't part of the 10 infractions because USADA hasn't resolved his case yet.

Gatlin said Saturday that the USADA had informed him of the positive test. Tour de France winner Floyd Landis' positive testosterone test was not performed by USADA.

Of the 10 suspensions, two were for testosterone or related substances -- one by a judo athlete and another by an in-line roller skater. Also during the quarter, sprinter John Capel tested positive for marijuana and received a two-year suspension.

The USADA tests took place during and outside of competition. USADA considers out-of-competition testing the most effective method of deterrence. Those made up 54 percent of the second-quarter domestic tests.

Track and field athletes (708) and swimmers (227) were the most-tested groups.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

ALSO SEE