• Eight Italians cleared of doping violations


    ROME: Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Fabrizio Donato was among eight Italian athletes, including several hoping to compete at the Rio Games, cleared of doping violations on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) by the country’s anti-doping tribunal. Donato, the 2007 world long jump silver medalist Andrew Howe and Daniele Greco, the 2013 European indoor triple jump champion, had been part of a group of 26 athletes facing two-year bans after they were accused of failing to provide doping samples. No reason was given for the court’s decision on Monday, but Italian media reported that the national anti-doping agency is likely to appeal the ruling.



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