Skip to content

80-year-old weightlifter tests positive for steroid, banned

Aug 31, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

weightlifting AP

Maybe it’s time Don Ramos gives up weightlifting.

Ramos, 80, tested positive for a steroid and was suspended two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday.

The Colorado Springs, Colo., native failed a urine test at the Pan American Masters Weightlifting Championships (athletes 35 and over) in Chicago on June 14, when he attempted to set a world record.

Ramos can’t compete again until July 2015.

Here’s a vintage news report on Ramos’ exploits from 12 years ago.

Usain Bolt goes on sunglasses shopping spree at Heathrow

  1. whothephuckru - Aug 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    It would be funny if it weren’t so sad.

  2. dcapettini - Aug 31, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    A 2 year suspension is like a life sentence for this guy.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!