Dean Capobianco (born 11 May 1970) is an Australian businessman and former athlete. As an athlete he is best known as a sprinter. He won the 1990 Stawell Gift and represented Australia in the 200 metres at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
An IAAF arbitration panel found Capobianco guilty of taking anabolic steroids. IAAF general secretary Istvan Gyulai said that the reinstatement of Capobianco in July 1996 following a report for Athletics Australia by Robert Ellicott, QC, was a mistake. That inquiry cleared Capobianco on a technicality to run in the Olympic Games. In 1996, after months of legal challenge, Capobianco was banned from competition for four years by the IAAF for taking the banned anabolic steroid stanozolol after a meeting in Hengelo. Capobianco raced in Dijon the day prior to Hengelo and returned a negative (clear) drugs test. Capobianco's costs for arbitration were paid by the IAAF and his ban was later reduced to 2 years.
World Athletics Championships
|1999 World Championships in Athletics, Seville, Spain||200 m - Men||Heats||21.48|
|1995 World Championships in Athletics, Gothenburg, Sweden||200 m - Men||5th||20.88|
|1993 World Championships in Athletics, Stuttgart, Germany||200 m - Men||4th||20.18|
|1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona||200 m - Men||1st (Round 1, heat 8)||20.86|
|1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona||200 m - Men||4th (Round 2, heat 3)||20.61|
|1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta||200 m - Men||4th (Qualifying, heat 8)||20.76|
|1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta||200 m - Men||7th (Quarter final, heat 2)||21.03|
|1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta||4 × 100 m Relay - Men||1st (Qualifying, heat 5)||38.93|
|1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta||4 × 100 m Relay - Men||disqualified (Semi-final, heat 2)|
|1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta||4 × 400 m Relay - Men||4th (Qualifying, heat 1)||3:03.73|
|1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta||4 × 400 m Relay - Men||7th (Semi-final, heat 1)||3:04.55|
Capobianco became a commercial director with Lemdell Mushrooms Inc in early 2011.
- "Sports Stars of the Year from 1956". WA Sports Federation. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
- "Capobianco banned for taking steroids". coolrunningaustralia. 1997-03-17. Retrieved 2007-12-26.
- IAAF.org - Results
- Athlete: Dean Capobianco - Australian Olympic Committee