Sprintic Magazine

Subscribe to the Sprintic Magazine Newsletter and receive track and field news, articles, training descriptions, photo and video sections updates. We have 1800+ subscribers already!


Capel accepts two-year ban

3 July 2006

Sprinter John Capel has accepted a two-year suspension after testing positive for marijuana, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday.

Capel, 27, tested positive Feb. 18 at the Norwich Union Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, England. He was stripped of his fifth-place finish in the 60 meters and third-place finish in the 200 there.

The start of his two-year suspension was set back to March 15, when track's world governing body imposed a provisional suspension, USADA said.

In 2004, Capel tested positive for marijuana at the Team Challenge Cup in Munich, Germany, and received a public warning because it was his first offense. That led to his replacement on the U.S. 400 relay team at the Athens Olympics.

Capel, a former wide receiver, was selected by the Chicago Bears in 2001 but tested positive for marijuana at the draft combine. The Bears dropped him after he was charged with marijuana possession.

Capel was a favorite in the 200 at the 2000 Sydney Olympics but finished last in the final. Later, he said he had gone out partying with friends the night before.

Bookmark and share this story:





Complete Speed Training

The FIRST and ONLY All-Inclusive, Step by Step, Speed Development Program to Show You Exactly How to Make Your Athletes Faster and More a Athletic Than the Competition!

DVD #1: Pre Competition
DVD #2: Agility Training
DVD #3: Hardcore Conditioning
DVD #4: High Powered Training
DVD #5: Pure Speed Training

- Quick and easy methods for getting more done in less time so you can focus on the skills specific to your sport.

- Easy to understand and apply strategies for speed development.

- Clear progressions that can be used for beginner and advanced athletes at the same practice.

- Drills and exercises on video so you can see exactly how to perform and teach drills properly.

- Specific instructions detailing how, where and when to use each movement without having “to earn a degree in exercise science or biomechanics”

- Proven sample workouts and programs you can instantly bring to practice – the same day your program arrives

Order Now