The Associated Press is reporting that 2011 Xterra World Champion Michael Weiss of Austria will receive a two-year ban for a doping incident that happened in 2005 when he was competing as a professional mountain biker.
An independent arbitration committee of Austria’s anti-doping agency (NADA), said Tuesday it has found Weiss guilty of having his blood taken for enrichment at a blood lab in Vienna six years ago.
The committee’s ruling overturned an earlier decision by NADA, which cleared the athlete of the doping charges last year. Weiss can appeal the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Read more: Espn.com
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