Michael Young won a gold medal in Sydney as a member of the US 4 x 400 meter relay team, a team that was anchored by Michael Johnson. Young also tested positive for steroids in 1999, but was cleared to run by USA Track and Field. But now, the IOC is demanding records on Young's case, and there is the distinct possibility that the US team will be stripped of their gold because of Young's participation.

Is this fair? It seems that stripping medals from competitors who did nothing wrong because USATF screwed up is harsh justice at best, and no justice at all at worst.

AuthorMark McClusky