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Hungarian Discus Thrower Kovago Banned for Two Years for Doping

July 26, 2012

Hungarian discus thrower Zoltan Kovago was banned for two years by sport’s top court after his national committee refused to suspend him.

An appeal panel found that Kovago refused to submit a sample for testing in August 2011, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said today in an e-mailed statement.

The International Assocations of Athletics Federations asked the Hungarian Athletics Association and the country’s anti-doping organization to take action against the athlete, but he was found not guilty, CAS said. The IAAF appealed in July and the decision was announced today.

“The CAS Panel in charge of this case found that Zoltan Kovago was guilty of an anti-doping rule violation and sanctioned him with a two-year period of ineligibility,” CAS said in the statement.

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