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Julia Chepalova's suspension upheld

Updated: October 2, 2010, 10:45 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Three-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Julia Chepalova lost her appeal to sport's highest court against a two-year doping ban for EPO.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a ruling released Friday that the International Ski Federation was right to ban Chepalova after she tested positive for the blood-boosting hormone at a Tour de Ski race last year at Val di Fiemme, Italy.

Her case helped lead to the International Olympic Committee and FIS ...

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