12 December 1977 |
Perth, Western Australia
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) (2002)|
|Weight||90.48 kg (199.5 lb) (2002)|
On 3 June 2004, Pileggi was involved in an incident with two drug testers at a training camp in Sigatoka, Fiji. The testers, working on behalf of the Australian Sports Drug Agency, approached Pileggi while she was training at a gym, after receiving information that she would "not be very interested in undergoing a drug test". The testers claimed to an Administrative Appeals tribunal in the Federal Court that Pileggi gave them a false name and then attempted to flee, nearly hitting them with her car in the process. Pileggi claimed that the testers did not identify themselves and she had fled in fear as they pursued her. Pileggi's appeal against the charge of refusing a drug test was unsuccessful, and she was excluded from the Australian team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She was also required to pay ASDA's court costs, and faced a two-year ban from weightlifting as mandated by the Australian Weightlifting Federation and international rules.
- Results: Caroline Pileggi, 2002 Commonwealth Games, 2002.
- Pileggi lifts Australia to gold, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 August 2002.
- Reid, David: Olympic weightlifter fled from Fiji gym, tribunal told, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 July 2004.
- End of the road to Athens for Pileggi, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 July 2004.
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