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Runner banned in doping case

Updated: May 2, 2012, 1:29 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- A Portuguese long-distance runner has become the first track and field athlete suspended for doping based on the "biological passport" program that monitors blood profiles for signs of cheating.

The IAAF said Wednesday that 38-year-old Helder Ornelas has been banned for four years by the Portuguese federation after being found guilty of doping without an official positive test.

Ornelas, who has competed in two Olympics, was sanctioned based on a series of blood test results ...

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