Pavle Jovanovic (bobsledder)

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Pavle Jovanovic
Medal record
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Königssee Four-man

Pavle Jovanovic (born January 11, 1977, also spelled as Pavel Jovanovic) is an American bobsledder of Serbian origin who has competed since 1997. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, he finished seventh both in the two-man event and in the four-man event.

Jovanovic won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 2004 FIBT World Championships in Königssee.

In 2011. he started to compete for Serbia.[1][2]

Doping controversy[edit]

Jovanovic was set to become a member of the United States bobsleigh in time for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, but failed a drug test on December 29, 2001 for ingesting Nitro Tech, a nutritionial supplement he purchased at a General Nutrition Centers store in Salt Lake City eight days earlier that actually contained norandrostenedione, a derivative of androstenedione, a substance banned by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Jovanovic was put on two-year suspension as a result. In the meantime, he worked for his father's construction firm in Toms River, New Jersey and earned his degree in fluid mechanics from Rutgers University. Jovanovic is a resident of Toms River.[3]

Jovanovic returned to bobsleigh in 2003 and is drug-free as of 2007. He would file a lawsuit against Century Foods International in Wisconsin over his 2001 failed drug test in October 2005. This lawsuit was dismissed on April 12, 2006 in Salt Lake City.


  1. ^ FIBT Profile
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  3. ^ Araton, Harvey. "Sports of The Times; One Man's Lifeblood of the Games", The New York Times, February 8, 2002. Accessed October 14, 2007. "Yesterday, an American bobsledder, Pavle Jovanovic of Toms River, N.J., lost his appeal of a suspension for flunking a similar test in December at the United States trials."