September 08, 2002

Drug-Testing Scandal Rocks Bridge World! While the country's attentions have been focused on baseball's troubles, another sport has been having an even worse summer. Bridge has been hit with a series of scandals and disappointments related to its efforts to become recognized as an Olympic event.

As part of the campaign to become recognized, in 2000 the World Bridge Federation adopted Olympics guidelines, including random drug testing. Now, in the wake of August's World Open Championships in Montreal, American Disa Eythorsdottir was stripped of her silver medal for refusing to take a drug test. Eythorsdottir had been taking a prescription diet drug for a back condition and could not be told whether it was on the list of banned substances. Meanwhile, World Bridge Federation President Jose Damiani told members that he was "not very optimistic" about bridge's chances for admission.
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