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IOC formally disqualifies athletes

Updated: April 9, 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Associated Press

BELEK, Turkey -- The IOC has formally disqualified an Austrian cross-country skier and Polish bobsledder who failed doping tests during the Sochi Olympics six weeks ago.

Both cases had been already announced by the Austrian and Polish Olympic committees.

The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday that Austria's Johannes Duerr was sanctioned after testing positive for EPO. He was stripped of his eighth-place finish in the men's skiathlon.

Duerr was tested in Austria, ...

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