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Brazil says 3 athletes caught doping

Updated: January 10, 2011, 2:27 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian officials say a marathon runner and two open-water swimmers were caught doping last year.

The country's track and field federation says Maria Zeferina Rodrigues Baldaia has been temporarily suspended after a steroid-masking substance was found in her urine sample Nov. 28. She will go before a sports tribunal.

Baldaia won the 2008 Sao Paulo Marathon. She says the positive test likely stems from medicine she took to reduce swelling in her knee.

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