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Christian Hoffmann gets 6-year ban

Updated: December 6, 2011, 11:41 AM ET
Associated Press

VIENNA -- Former Olympic cross-country ski champion Christian Hoffmann of Austria, who retired from the sport in 2009, has been given a six-year ban for blood doping.

The disciplinary committee of NADA, Austria's anti-doping agency, said Tuesday it found Hoffmann guilty of having his blood taken for doping purposes at a Vienna lab between 2003 and '06 and possessing a centrifuge for blood enrichment.

The 36-year-old Hoffmann won gold in the 30-kilometer race at the 2002 Salt ...

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