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Gianni Da Ros' ban cut to 4 years

Updated: August 17, 2010, 1:49 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced a 20-year ban imposed on Italian cyclist Gianni Da Ros to a four-year suspension for doping and supplying human growth hormone and steroids to a former teammate.

Sport's highest court partly upheld Da Ros' appeal on Tuesday, ruling that the Italian Olympic Committee's punishment in November was excessive for a first offense.

"The CAS panel considered that a 20-year ban was not justified and has reduced it to a period ...

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