Otago Daily Times

Ian­none ban ex­tended

- Sports · Doping · Court of Arbitration for Sport

Mo­tor­cy­cling: Ital­ian Mo­toGP rider An­drea Ian­none’s dop­ing ban has been ex­tended from 18 months to four years, the Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport (CAS) said yes­ter­day, in a de­ci­sion Ian­none said made ‘‘no log­i­cal sense’’.

The sport’s gov­ern­ing body, FIM, had ini­tially im­posed an 18­month sus­pen­sion af­ter Ian­none tested pos­i­tive for the banned steroid Drostanolo­ne at last year’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

The CAS panel dis­missed Ian­none’s ap­peal against the ban, and in­stead ruled in favour of a World Anti­Dop­ing Agency re­quest to have the sus­pen­sion ex­tended to four years. — Reuters

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