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Doping Control

Athletes who participate in this competition are subject to drug testing in accordance with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Protocol for Olympic Testing (USADA Protocol). Testing may take place after any eventqualifying, preliminary or final. USADA will be responsible for conducting comprehensive drug testing during the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, as well as the adjudication of positive findings. Athletes selected for doping control will be asked to sign a consent form when they arrive in the Post Event Area and will be assigned a doping chaperone who will remain with the athlete until they arrive at the Doping Control Center. An athlete has one hour before he/she must report to doping control which is in the Field House at the north end of the track. Once the athlete completes the drug testing process, he/she is free to go. Athletes with positive findings will have their cases adjudicated according to the USADA Protocol and will be penalized, if appropriate, according to applicable IAAF rules. Such penalties may include but not be limited to a period of ineligibility, as well as disqualification from the Olympic Trials. Any substance taken by an athlete is at his/her own risk and may result in a positive sample. BEWARE: some nutritional supplements, prescription, cold medicines and over-the-counter medications contain prohibited substances. Information regarding specific drugs and substances may be obtained by calling the USADA Drug Reference Line at 800-233-0393 or visiting the USADA website.

Once USA Track & Field has nominated the 2004 Olympic Track & Field Team to the USOC, all eligibility matters with respect to the Olympic Games will be determined in accordance with the USOC Grievance Procedures.

Please consider the time necessary for providing a sample and processing paperwork at the end of your event when making travel arrangements.

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