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Augusta's Hoffa takes bronze in Olympic shot put finals

...U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.Hoffa had hoped to win the first U.S. gold in the men's shot put since Randy Barnes in 1996 at Atlanta. He and his fellow Americans, who have medaled each Olympics since but not claimed gold, got little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-08-03/augustas-hoffa-takes-bronze-
Drugs demean sports

...example being the drug scandal that rocked the integrity of the Tour de France. Other shockers: U.S. shotputter Randy Barnes and sprinter Dennis Mitchell suspended last month by the International Amateur Athletics Federation for testing positive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/16/op_236189.shtml
Opinion columns
Divisions at top as IOC holds doping crisis meeting

...Tour de France was blighted by revelations of systematic doping in cycling, top U.S. athletes Dennis Mitchell and Randy Barnes were suspended after failing drug tests, triple Olympic gold medalist Michelle Smith-De Bruin was banned from swimming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/20/oth_236543.shtml
Other sports
Shot put champion's style matches skills

...entertain them." Hoffa is certainly entertaining. He might be chasing the accomplishments of Adam Nelson, John Godina or Randy Barnes, but he has it all over them in charisma. "They don't have the personality that Reese does," said his father...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/19/mic_140303.shtml
Scott Michaux
Jones clocks near-perfect season; 'FloJo' dies

...000 and 5,000, and won the World Cup 3,000. The year was marred by several drug suspensions, including American Randy Barnes, the world indoor and outdoor record-holder in the shot put; Germany's Uta Pippig, three-time winner of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/27/oth_248560.shtml
Other sports
Drug policies all over the map in sports

...70-homer feat. He broke the home run record at the time in the same summer of 1998 when Olympic gold medal shot putter Randy Barnes was barred and disgraced for taking the identical over-the-counter supplement, which boosts testosterone. Baseball...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/29/oly_417184.shtml
Olympics
Joyner-Kersee, Devers, Slaney given OK

...Michael Johnson preferring to train instead of running the 200, Bob Kennedy injured and out of the 5,000, shot putter Randy Barnes and triple jumper Kenny Harrison not declaring and Dan O'Brien skipping the decathlon, the men will have only nine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/18/oth_231200.shtml
Other sports
Boldon expects record

...500 meters) and Andrei Abduvalyev (hammer), 1993 titlist Anna Biryukova (triple jump), world record-holder Randy Barnes (shot put) and 1,500-meter favorite Kelly Holmes. Kravets, who is also Olympic champion and world record-holder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/03/oth_212350.shtml
Other sports
Xtreme profile

...the wind doesn't blow, he has thrown 67 feet. Someday he hopes to beat the world record of 75.6 feet, set by Randy Barnes at the Olympics in Atlanta. "All you do in shot put is walk into the ring, glide or spin and throw the ball and you're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/17/xtr_210029.shtml
Xtreme
Mr. David Hatcher

...Capuzelo, North Augusta. Pallbearers will be Larry Hatcher, John K. Johnson, Travis Hatcher, Lanyce Hatcher, Randy Barnes and Jerry Hatcher. Memorials may be made to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the residence of Larry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/05/obi_232599.shtml
Obituaries