• Italian anti-doping body calls for 26 athlete bans

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    ROME: Italy’s anti-doping agency has called for two-year bans for 26 athletes accused of failing to provide doping samples, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). The list of athletes includes Fabrizio Donato, triple jump bronze medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, 2007 world long jump silver medallist Andrew Howe and 2003 world pole vault champion Giuseppe Gibilisco, who retired last year. Daniele Greco, the 2013 European indoor triple jump champion, was also on the list. The group have been accused of “evading, refusing or failing to submit themselves to provide samples” as well as breaching rules about informing doping authorities of their out-of-competition whereabouts.

    AFP

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