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Iannone's racing ban extended to four years following unsuccessful doping appeal

Andrea Iannone’s 18 month doping ban has been extending to four years following his appeal to get it overturned, likely bringing an end to his professional racing career. The Italian was found guilty of doping by the FIM in March after testing positive for Drostanolone-a type of anabolic steroid-during the Malaysian Grand Prix last November, receiving an 18 month ban from participating in any motorcycle racing or activity. Iannone contested that he had ingested the drug in contaminated meat ahead of the Malaysian event and tried to get the ban overturned with support of his Aprilia MotoGP squad. His attempted to appeal his ban with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), an independent...
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