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Spain's Sergio Garcia banned 1 year

Updated: August 25, 2010, 12:54 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Spanish Olympic swimmer Sergio Garcia is ineligible for the 2012 London Games after being banned for one year for failing to report his whereabouts for drug testing.

Swimming's governing body FINA says it imposed the ban because Garcia broke the rules three times within 18 months.

Garcia swam the 200-meter breaststroke heats at the Beijing Olympics. Under IOC rules, he cannot compete in London because the doping ban is more than six months.

Garcia is ...

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