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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Marek suspended for two years

Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's ski authorities have suspended Kornelia Marek for two years after she tested positive for EPO at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Poland's Ski Association banned Marek on Wednesday from all competitions and canceled her funding.

Marek, who was the only competitor to test positive for doping at the Games, said she was sorry her scandal overshadowed the six medals Poland won in Vancouver.

Marek tested positive after helping Poland finish sixth in the 20K relay. She admitted taking injections but said she believed the substances were allowed.

The IOC and international ski authorities are investigating.