PROTRACK

A forum devoted to track events from 60m to the 2 mile. Mainly pro but also news from local, national and international sprint & middle distance competitions.

Log in

I forgot my password



Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Geelong Results
Today at 12:40 am by JH

» Avondale Heights Results
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:08 pm by Ribera

» LOXTON MARKS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:17 pm by racingmania

» Geelong Men's Gift
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:13 pm by El Chapo Guzman

» Stawell Gift Final - where do we stand?
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:02 am by YETI

» NSWAL Website is down. Corowa scheduled for this weekend.
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:49 am by Admin

» VAL Website
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:47 am by Admin

» 2018 Australian Athletics Championships men & women 100m/200m
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:43 pm by untouchables

» VRTA Sprinter of the Year Progressive
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:47 am by JH

February 2018
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    

Calendar Calendar


You are not connected. Please login or register

PROTRACK » Pro Running HISTORY » Mystery bottle seized from champion athlete (1949 article)

Mystery bottle seized from champion athlete (1949 article)

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Admin

avatar
Admin
Admin
Looking for some info on a certain pro runner, I found this article about John Stoney and a mystery bottle of liquid.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/26505008?searchTerm=professional running trainer&searchLimits=

Wise Move To Seize Bottle, Says Official

Hobart Mercury
29 March 1949


MELBOURNE, Mon.
Victorian Athletic League secretary (Mr. Bull) acted wisely in impounding a bottle containing liquid which he seized from the Australian professional foot-running champion, John Stoney, president of the league (Mr. W. Beckwith) said today.

The bottle was seized at Brenock Park on Saturday before the run ning of the big race.

Mr. Beckwith added that if Stoney had been seen drinking from the bottle he would have laid him self open to suspicion.' Therefore, Mr. Bull's action was done largely in Stoney's own interests.

"I will be surprised if any dele terious content is found," said Mr Beckwith.

"I am prepared to believe the statement of Stoney's trainer, Jim O'Neill, that the liquid was rum and a harmless preparation to avoid nervous stomach upset."

It was stated after the seizure of the bottle that Stoney suffered from a nervous stomach on completion of a race.

This was borne out when after Stoney won the 220 yards he retch ed violently while lying on the arena.

The contents of the bottle are to be analysed, but the result is not expected for three or four days.

"I hope the matter will not influence Stoney to retire from the game," added Mr. Beckwith.

"Foot-running cannot afford to lose such a champion and gentleman," he said.

http://protrack.easyforumlive.com

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum