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