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Puerta / Drugs....


There is a head line on the ATP site :    "Puerta suspended ofr 8 years"    The link does not seem to be the correct one, and there is no further information. 


And on SI.com


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/tennis/12/21/bc.ten.puerta.doping.ap/index.html



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stevemcqueen wrote:


There is a head line on the ATP site :    "Puerta suspended ofr 8 years"    The link does not seem to be the correct one, and there is no further information.  And on SI.com http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/tennis/12/21/bc.ten.puerta.doping.ap/index.html


Hi......more info on the other thread 'Doping again'...link to it below


http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?forumID=61841&subForumID=194088&action=viewTopic&commentID=5170739&topicPage=0


 



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yeah i read is SI that if his drug tests were positive we wasnt going to able to play pro tennis agian. Iread this in some issue over summer...ill try to find it. Too bad too i like him....but hey, one more (possible)higher ranking for murray,henner sand rusedski

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I think someone said he would drop to about 58.  That is if he lost all his French Open points.

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really, impressive

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I can see this one being overturned by the arbritors........seems Puerta maybe harshly dealt with ?

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i'm unsure where i stand on this, i mean Pureta had made a similar mistake before, surely he should have taken more care since then? therefore, as a second offence 8 years isn't too harsh. however, that is effectively a life ban as he won't come back afterwards. i expect the sentence will be reduced, but not fully overturned, perhaps aiming to act as an example, a 'this is how far we will go to stop drug abuse' kind of thing. i guess we'll have to wait and see!

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Argentina's Mariano Puerta has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the record eight-year doping ban he was handed last month.

"The player's primary request is the annulment of the decision made by the (International Tennis Federation) ITF Tribunal," CAS said in a statement on Wednesday.


Puerta was banned after the ITF's independent Anti-Doping Tribunal ruled that the 27-year-old tested positive for the banned stimulant etilefrine following his French Open final defeat by Spain's Rafael Nadal in June 2005.


It was Puerta's second doping offence and the unprecedented length of the ban effectively ended his career, although falling short of the lifetime ban that could have been imposed.


Puerta served a nine-month ban after testing positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol in 2003.


CAS usually delivers its decisions within four months from the filing of the appeal.



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Puerta has had his ban reduced to 2 years from 8 say bbc sport !

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Puerta has had his ban reduced to 2 years from 8 say bbc sport !

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