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Former Olympic cyclist Tammy Thomas convicted of perjury in BALCO case

Former Olympic track cyclist Tammy Thomas was found guilty of three counts of perjury on Friday. Thomas, the first defendant charged in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative investigation, was acquitted of two counts of lying to a federal grand jury investigating the BALCO case, but the jury in a federal district court found her guilty of three counts.

Thomas trial begins in San Francisco

The first trial involving the BALCO steroid distribution scandal that rocked athletics and baseball began in San Francisco Monday with former Olympic cyclist Tammy Thomas facing perjury charges. Thomas, who was indicted while in her second year of law school in late 2006, pleaded innocent to charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. She is accused of lying in October of 2003 to a federal grand jury looking into the BALCO affair by saying she did not take performance-enhancing drugs.

Tammy Thomas perjury trial to begin Monday

Former US Olympic cyclist Tammy Thomas will fight perjury charges starting Monday in the first trial to stem from the BALCO steroid scandal that has rocked athletics and baseball. US District Court prosecutors have issued five perjury charges against Thomas for lying in October of 2003 to a federal grand jury looking into the BALCO steroid scandal by saying she did not use performance-enhancing drugs. Thomas, who was indicted in 2006, has pleaded innocent.

Alfred banned for life

Track cyclist Stephen Alfred has been handed a life-time ban from sport after refusing to submit to an out-of-competition doping test last November. The violation was Alfred’s third breach of anti-doping rules. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced the penalty on Tuesday, noting that the sanction will be enforced by USA Cycling and became effective on Monday.