Carl tested +ve for 3 stimulants found in a cold remedy
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/si_onl ... /04/15/sc/
At the 1988 Olympic trials he tested positive three times for small amounts of banned stimulants found in cold medications: pseudoephedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine
2 of those stimulants are no longer on the prohibited list http://www.canoeicf.com/site/canoeint/i ... ist_En.pdf
The following substances included in the 2008 Monitoring Program (bupropion, caffeine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pipradol, pseudoephedrine, synephrine) are not considered as Prohibited Substances.
the third one, ephedrine, is not banned if used in small amounts ( amounts likely in doses of cold remedies )
Each of ephedrine and methylephedrine is prohibited when its concentration in urine is greater than 10 micrograms per milliliter.
if those tests were done not in '88 but today with 20y of more medical knowledge on doping ( & much greater emphasise on dope-testing ) he woud have almost certainly had no +ve test at all & therefore no story
posters shoud stop getting their knickers in a twist about his dope-tests - he almost certainly woudn't have had a +ve in this day & age under wada rules/list