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Husband of top sprinter in drugs row; OLYMPIC GAMES: ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND REPORTS FROM SYDNEY 2000.

WORLD shot putt champion C.J Hunter, husband of United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  sprint star Marion Jones, has tested positive for steroids, the International Amateur Athletic Federation confirmed today.

In a brief statement the IAAF IAAF
International Amateur Athletic Federation
 said Hunter had tested positive for a controlled substance controlled substance n. a drug which has been declared by federal or state law to be illegal for sale or use, but may be dispensed under a physician's prescription.  at a meeting in Oslo on July 28 and the case had been passed on to US athletics authorities.

"The case is being referred to US Track and Field (USATF USATF United States of America Track and Field (governing body for T&F, Race Walking & Distance Running) ) which will deal with it in accordance with the relevant rules," the IAAF said after a meeting in Sydney with USATF officials.

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 and I am aware of the allegations and I am going to defend myself vigorously," Hunter said in a statement broadcast by NBC news.

In a statement read out in Sydney today, USATF said: "USA Track and Field confirms that the IAAF has referred to it an eligibility matter involving an American athlete.

"In accordance with our rules, we will make no further comment and follow all standard procedures for judication."

IAAF general secretary Istvan Gyulai denied allegations the test results had been suppressed and said they had been released in accordance with established procedure.

"There was no cover up," Gyulai told reporters. "The interest of the athlete comes first," he said.

Francois Carrard, a spokesman for the International Olympic Committee “IOC” redirects here. For other uses, see IOC (disambiguation).

The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23
, said:

"The CJ Hunter matter is not a concern of the Olympic Games. He is not here. It is a matter for the international federation."
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 25, 2000
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