Olympic bronze medalist Tony Sharpe admitted today that he took steroids while training with Canada's national track and field team.

Sharpe, now retired because of injuries, told a federal inquiry into drugs in amateur sports that he discussed taking steroids in 1981 with Charlie Francis, the now-suspended national sprint coach. He started taking dianabol in the spring of 1982. Two years later at the Los Angeles Olympics, Sharpe and Ben Johnson won bronze medals in the 400-meter relay.