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Michelle Smith
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    (December 16, 1969- )
    Born in Rathcoole, Ireland
    Also known by her married name, Michelle de Bruin
    Won three gold and one bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics (1996)
    Janet Evans accused her of doping.
    Her husband/coach, Erik de Bruin, had served a four year ban for using steroids and asked, 'Who says doping is unethical?... For me, doping is a list of banned products, that's all.'
    The International Swimming Federation, FINA, complained about her frequent unavailability for random out-of-competition doping tests.
    She was suspended for four years for tampering with a urine sample (1998).
    She single-handedly gave Ireland its second largest medal haul at one Olympics.
    She never failed an in-competition drug test.
    He experience appealing her suspension inspired her to return to college and earn a law degree.

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