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Duane Dickey gets lifetime ban

Updated: September 11, 2010, 12:45 AM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has issued a lifetime ban to cyclist Duane Dickey for a second violation for his use and possession of the banned endurance-boosting hormone EPO and his refusal to give a sample for testing.

USADA announced Friday that Dickey's ban began Sept. 1, the day the Cokato, Minn., rider accepted the punishment. He was also disqualified from all competitions since April 2, 2007, the date of his first anti-doping rule violation, and ordered to ...

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