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Ban on biathlon coaches lifted

Updated: July 30, 2009, 10:45 AM ET
Associated Press

VIENNA -- The Austrian Olympic Committee lifted a ban Thursday on five biathlon coaches who allegedly were involved in a doping scandal at the 2006 Turin Olympics, but upheld the suspension of seven other officials.

Alfred Eder, Walter Gapp, Walter Hoerl, Heinz Muehlbacher and Stefan Rohrmoser will be allowed to travel to next year's Olympics in Vancouver, committee president Leo Wallner said.

Wallner said he expected the International Olympic Committee to accept the decision.

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