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CAS bans Pinter four years for role in Turin doping scandal

Updated: November 21, 2008, 11:26 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The Court of Arbitration of Sport banned Austrian cross-country skier Juergen Pinter from the sport for four years on Friday for his part in a doping scandal at the Turin Olympics.

The court upheld an appeal filed by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency against a decision by skiing's governing body to clear Pinter of allegations resulting from a police search at the 2006 Games.

A CAS panel of three lawyers found the skier ...

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