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FINA appeals Cesar Cielo decision

Updated: July 6, 2011, 9:47 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Swimming's governing body has appealed Cesar Cielo's doping case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, although it is unclear if a verdict will come before this month's world championships.

The 2008 Olympic champion in the 50-meter freestyle and three Brazilian teammates tested positive for the banned substance furosemide in May at a meet in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil's swim federation accepted the four swimmers' explanation that they consumed the drug in a contaminated ...

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