CAS upholds Italian cyclist Ricco's 12-year ban
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco has lost his appeal against a 12-year ban for blood doping.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it dismissed Ricco's appeal against the ban imposed by the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping body.
CAS says arbitrator Ulrich Haas "considered that the arguments of the rider were unfounded."
Haas ruled that Ricco "failed to demonstrate a lack of impartiality" by the Italian tribunal.
CAS says Ricco "had to be ...
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