Otago Daily Times

Iannone ban extended


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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