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Former Jamaican Olympian turned U.S. coach, Raymond Stewart, has received a ban of life from athletics by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Former Jamaican Olympian turned U.S. coach, Raymond Stewart, has received a ban of life from athletics by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Stewart, who coached the likes of banished American sprinter Jerome Young. Americans Kenny Burkenburr and J.J. Johnson and Jamaican Olympian Beverly McDonald, was kicked out of the sport for life for obtaining performance-enhancing drugs for his athletes.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the ban Monday, after an arbitration panel determined Stewart bought drugs from Angel Memo Heredia, whose cooperation has been used in investigations of banned coach Trevor Graham and others.

Stewart was a 100-meter specialist who appeared in four Olympics for Jamaica and won a silver medal in the 400-meter relay at the 1984 Games.

He joins Graham and Remi Korchemny as the third coach the USADA has had kicked out of track for a role in helping athletes obtain and take drugs.

`Violating the sacred responsibility and standards of a coach by aiding athletes with doping is truly reprehensible,` USADA CEO Travis Tygart said.

Heredia was a whistle blower in the case against Graham and others who were found to have used drugs purchased from Heredia`s lab in Mexico City.

The arbitrators relied on evidence stating Stewart met Heredia in 1997 and the two maintained a relationship through 2006.

The evidence lists Young among those who Stewart coached. Young was on the 1,600-meter, gold-medal relay team at the 2000 Olympics but has since been banned for life for doping. Young did not run in the finals and his U.S. teammates were originally allowed to keep the gold medal, but the medal was later stripped after one of Young`s teammates, Antonio Pettigrew, admitted he doped during the Sydney Games.

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Comment by Butterfly Angel on July 1, 2010 at 8:59pm
Thats rough, we dont have that many black coaches in track so to take one away really hurts. I hope an appeal is planned.
Comment by Jojo Romero on June 30, 2010 at 5:45pm
band for life something funny here man ,it seems lately caribbean musician and signers an now sport olympian are being band from working in america look how much of our artist are setup and lockdown .this is much more than some ganger or what ever am sorry my brother maby you should apel man..
Comment by Bruce Llewellyn Alleyne on June 30, 2010 at 1:33am
All the years have passed...but I still wonder about FLO JO's sudden enhancement. then .......Who questioned that back in the day. Anyway cheating is cheating...............................and its wrong.
Comment by JOJO on June 29, 2010 at 9:40pm
He deserves everything he gets. What he did was wrong and it doesn't matter where he was born.
Comment by Samanta Mahon on June 29, 2010 at 7:43pm
I think they use former Jamaican Olympian because that's what he's know for; a point of reference. I believe all athletes us performance enhancing drugs, at least the ones who compete in major competition. What's sad is that it is rare that we hear of white athletes who use performance drugs or that they are even punished for it. Their scandals of any sort are kept under wraps and justified, ours are broadcasted and punished severly and ostrasized by everyone.
Comment by mark twain on June 29, 2010 at 2:42pm
Why say former Jamaican olympian, when he is now a naturalized US citizen and has been coaching and committed these violations as a US citizen. Is it because drugs and jamaicans or law braking and jamaicans are more symomonous.lmao. And every americans are law abiding..
Comment by Georgia Hall on June 29, 2010 at 1:46pm
He knew what happened to the other coaches and didn't do the right thing. I hope someone hires him because when you love the game that much it hurts when you're told that you can't do what you love. Good luck to him.
Comment by lincoln green on June 29, 2010 at 1:25pm
he never was good anyway.
Comment by dumplins on June 29, 2010 at 1:16pm
poor guy
Comment by sexydimples on June 29, 2010 at 1:04pm
dam ...................

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