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MotoGP's Iannone appeal rejected, anti-doping ban increased to four years

Andrea Iannone's MotoGP career has been dealt a massive blow after his appeal to have an anti-doping ban overturned was rejected and increased to four years. Iannone was banned by the FIM at the end of last year when he was found to have tested positive for a banned steroid during the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. The Italian had the 18-month ban upheld after an FIM hearing in March, but was deemed to have ingested the substance accidentally through contaminated food. Aprilia and Iannone appealed this ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), believing the acquittal of other athletes over similar offences in the past provided a precedent. However, CAS rejected this appeal...
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