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Canas keeps the ball in court in doping case

A newly-ordered review of the two-year-old doping case against Guillermo Canas has launched the athlete, his legal team and international anti-doping authorities into uncharted territory.

Updated: April 5, 2007, 11:35 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- A newly-ordered review of the two-year-old doping case against Argentine Guillermo Canas has launched the athlete, his legal team and international anti-doping authorities into uncharted territory.

Last week, the Swiss Federal Tribunal sent the Canas case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, voiding the sanctions imposed on him in 2005 when he tested positive for a masking agent.

It is the first successful appeal in the 23-year history of CAS, ...

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