Wed Apr 2, 4:05 PM ET
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Snowboarder Chad Otterstrom of
the United States has been suspended for life after testing
positive for a banned stimulant.
Otterstrom, 26, tested positive for the stimulant
methylphenidate Jan. 11 at the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix in
Breckenridge, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday.
It was Otterstrom's second violation for using the drug. His
victory in the men's superpipe at the U.S. Snowboard Grand
Prix was voided, the agency said.
Snowboarder's Ban Reduced to
Thu May 8,12:49 AM ET
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Snowboarder Chad Otterstrom's
lifetime suspension for using a banned stimulant was reduced
to two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday
because he was using a prescribed medication.
Otterstrom, 26, of Breckenridge, tested positive for
methylphenidate after he finished first in the U.S. Snowboard
Grand Prix superpipe in Breckenridge in January.
His first-place finish remains voided under the shorter
suspension, which will be carried out by the U.S. Ski and
Otterstrom received a three-month suspension in January 2000
for using the substance, the agency said.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, an independent agency funded by
the federal government, oversees drug-testing of American