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August 16, 1991
Shooter used drug to slow heartbeatHAVANA -- Pedro Garcia, a silver medalist shooter from Peru (( identified yesterday as the third Pan American Games athlete who failed a doping test, apparently was using a performance-enhancing drug.Garcia's urine sample contained traces of the drug propranolol, a medication for pulse regulation that slows the heartbeat. Shooters sometimes use such illegal substances, known as beta-blockers, to calm them and help their aim.In the book "Drugs and the Athlete," propranolol is listed as a therapeutic drug that "may both control migraine headaches and improve hand steadiness in riflery."
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
Dr. Stuart Walker, an Annapolis resident who competed in the 1968 Olympics, will be inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame this fall, officials announced Tuesday. Walker, a retired pediatrician and medical professor, started sailing as a child and has been a force in the sport for decades. He helped found the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, competed internationally including at the Olympics and the Pan-American Games and wrote 10 books and numerous magazine articles about the sport's tactics and psychology.
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SPORTS
August 17, 1991
HAVANA -- Mario Gonzalez draped a large Cuban flag over his shoulders like a cape as he stepped forward to receive his gold medal from President Fidel Castro.Delirious fans were cheering as if Gonzalez, 16, was Havana's version of superman, and he looked the part. Instead, he just had become the first Cuban swimmer to win gold in the history of the Pan American Games."If we had made a movie, this is what it would have been," said Gonzalez's coach, Jose Vasquez.The victory came in Pan Am Games record time in the 200-meter breast stroke, and it coincided with Castro's first appearance at the pool complex.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2000
Honduran players settled their strike over lack of pay -- apparently. Or, at least a team representing the tiny Central American country was officially reported yesterday as being in the air, with arrival in Hershey, Pa., last night. Which means, yes, the U.S. Olympic men's soccer team will open its quest for late-summer tickets to Sydney, Australia, with a game at 8 tonight in Hersheypark Stadium against Honduras. That game and a 5: 30 p.m. match between Guatemala and Panama are the curtain-raisers of a six-nation men's soccer tournament that ends April 30 and will decide which two national teams will represent North and Central America and the Caribbean among the 16 finalists in this year's Olympics.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 13, 1991
HAVANA -- The grandfather was a hunter who used an old Browning shotgun because he said it felt fine in his strong, steady hands. His name was Bert Thompson and he was a guide, a member of the Sauk Indian tribe who took the big-city bankers and the lawyers into the country he loved along the Omaha River bottom in central Illinois. He hunted ducks and ran trap lines and fished the Illinois River. He was the last of a dying breed.The grandfather passed this love of the outdoors and this ability to handle a gun to the grandson.
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By Doug Brown | October 13, 1994
Tami Paumier, Elizabeth McCleary Primrose-Smith and the late Anna McCleary Rogers will be inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame at a luncheon Dec. 8 at the Timonium Holiday Inn.Paumier, who swam for the Columbia Aquatics Association, won the 100-meter breaststroke in the 1979 Pan American Games, upsetting Tracy Caulkins.Primrose-Smith was on the winning U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay in the 1963 Pan American Games and was sixth in the 100 freestyle.Rogers was Maryland's first Olympic swimming team member, an alternate in the 100-meter backstroke who went to the 1924 Paris Games but did not swim.
SPORTS
August 15, 1991
Ga. Tech running back out for seasonJeff Wright, a sophomore who was expected to start at fullback or tailback for Georgia Tech, was lost for the season when he broke an ankle during last night's scrimmage."
NEWS
August 4, 1991
While his world was collapsing, Fidel Castro was spending five years and perhaps $140 million building 21 sports venues and improving 46 others and creating an athletes' village complete with everything except, it seems, toilet seats.While Communist-world trade disappeared and was not replaced, while diminished Soviet subsidies continued but with no assurance for the future, while all his cherished beliefs crashed in every other Socialist country, Mr. Castro prepared for the Pan American Games, Cuba's greatest international gathering in his 32 years of dictatorship.
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By From staff reports | August 13, 1991
Recent Dulaney High graduate Brandy Wood may not have achieved the time she wanted, but she had no complaints with her third-place finish in the women's 400-meter individual medley at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba, last night."
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By Randy Harvey and Randy Harvey,Los Angeles Times | August 5, 1991
HAVANA -- When the clock finally ran out on an 87-84 loss for the U.S. women's basketball team, also bringing to an end a 42-game winning streak that began nine years ago, Brazil's Maria Paula Da Silva did cartwheels across the court at the Sports City Coliseum.Brazil coach Maria Cardosa, who has suffered through defeat after defeat to the United States for 21 years -- 16 as a player, and five after moving to the head of the bench -- briefly considered joining her star guard before deciding to settle for the gymnastics that were being performed in her heart.
SPORTS
August 7, 1999
Pan American GamesAs medals roll in, U.S. officials defend `B team' selectionsAs the United States piled up more medals yesterday, team officials defended the selection process for the Pan American Games.USOC executive director Richard Schultz said the Games have been run well, calling them a "gold medal performance" by the Winnipeg organizers. He also took exception to suggestions the United States did not bring its best athletes to these Games."We've accomplished a lot of things here," Schultz said.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 4, 1999
The outcome long decided, Cuban designated hitter Andy Morales provided the night its lasting image. His three-run homer not only finished Cuba's five-run ninth inning, but also provided him the chance to hug the sky, tiptoe over three bases and jump atop home plate.A day at work for the Orioles became a labor of love last night to a Cuban all-star team before 47,940 at Camden Yards. The Cubans displayed their irrepressible talents as shortstop Danel Castro pounded four hits, including a pair of leggy triples, and sidearming reliever Norge Vera threw 6 2/3 innings of hitless relief before allowing a harmless ninth-inning rally.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1997
Memo to Steve Sampson, U.S. national men's team coach, who's visiting Baltimore tomorrow to help sell the U.S.-Ecuador exhibition at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 7:Give the Dallas Burn's Dante Washington another shot -- up top, where he's played all his life, where he's scored regularly for every team he's been on, including for the United States in the Pan American Games and Olympic qualifiers.It's not as if your 2-5-5 '97 team has a surfeit of forwards, especially now that Eric Wynalda is out with a groin injury and no one else effective seems in sight.
SPORTS
March 16, 1995
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- Dean Panaro won his first international event and the first U.S. diving gold in three tries, capturing the 1-meter event yesterday.Meanwhile, U.S. swimmers won four of five races, giving them 14 golds in 20 events, and the shooting team contributed five golds and 10 medals overall.Josh Davis of San Antonio won the 400-meter freestyle and swam a leg on the victorious 400 freestyle relay that set a Pan Am record. Seth van Neerden of Wilmington, Del., won his second individual gold by capturing the 200 breaststroke.
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By Doug Brown | October 13, 1994
Tami Paumier, Elizabeth McCleary Primrose-Smith and the late Anna McCleary Rogers will be inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame at a luncheon Dec. 8 at the Timonium Holiday Inn.Paumier, who swam for the Columbia Aquatics Association, won the 100-meter breaststroke in the 1979 Pan American Games, upsetting Tracy Caulkins.Primrose-Smith was on the winning U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay in the 1963 Pan American Games and was sixth in the 100 freestyle.Rogers was Maryland's first Olympic swimming team member, an alternate in the 100-meter backstroke who went to the 1924 Paris Games but did not swim.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun Staff Writer | March 26, 1994
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Since Glenn Robinson outdid himself again in Thursday night's semifinals, it's time to update the accomplishments of the nation's leading scorer.Robinson's 44 points against Kansas mark the most points scored in this year's NCAA tournament, the most scored at Thompson-Boling Arena and the most by a Purdue player in the national tournament.Robinson also became only the 15th player in college basketball history to score 1,000 points in a season. He has 1,017. He is averaging 37.1 points over his past nine games, helping the Boilermakers to an eight-game winning streak.
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By Knight-Ridder | August 5, 1991
HAVANA -- The Cubans are trying very hard to put their best foot forward during the Pan American Games. They are well aware that with hundreds of foreign journalists in town, any miscues will become instant news.Police presence in areas tourists frequent and around games sites is heavy, and crowd control is carefully orchestrated.There is no admission charge for Cubans who want to attend the competitions, and popular events like Saturday's U.S.-Cuba basketball game are drawing overflow crowds.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 15, 1991
HAVANA -- Retirement was the one word Dan Veatch didn't want to say. But after finishing second in the men's 200-meter backstroke swimming final at the Pan American Games last night, the 26-year-old native of Potomac, Md., sounded like a man ready to get on with the rest of his life."
SPORTS
August 17, 1991
HAVANA -- Mario Gonzalez draped a large Cuban flag over his shoulders like a cape as he stepped forward to receive his gold medal from President Fidel Castro.Delirious fans were cheering as if Gonzalez, 16, was Havana's version of superman, and he looked the part. Instead, he just had become the first Cuban swimmer to win gold in the history of the Pan American Games."If we had made a movie, this is what it would have been," said Gonzalez's coach, Jose Vasquez.The victory came in Pan Am Games record time in the 200-meter breast stroke, and it coincided with Castro's first appearance at the pool complex.
SPORTS
August 16, 1991
Shooter used drug to slow heartbeatHAVANA -- Pedro Garcia, a silver medalist shooter from Peru (( identified yesterday as the third Pan American Games athlete who failed a doping test, apparently was using a performance-enhancing drug.Garcia's urine sample contained traces of the drug propranolol, a medication for pulse regulation that slows the heartbeat. Shooters sometimes use such illegal substances, known as beta-blockers, to calm them and help their aim.In the book "Drugs and the Athlete," propranolol is listed as a therapeutic drug that "may both control migraine headaches and improve hand steadiness in riflery."
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