team to keep medals after dope scandal


"Michael Johnson and the rest of the US 1,600m relay team can keep their gold medals from the 2000 Sydney Olympics, sport's highest court ruled Thursday.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an appeal from the US Olympic Committee challenging moves to disqualify the entire squad for an earlier doping infraction by team member Jerome Young."


if a member of the team used drugs the whole team should be punished, this should send a message to the US olympic team that using drugs is wrong, but this decision is bad,

The International Association of Athletics Federations ruled that the entire team should forfeit the victory because Young should have been ineligible to compete.

"The IAAF is extremely disappointed with this decision," IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said.