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Hungary's Zoltan Kovago banned

Updated: July 26, 2012, 10:57 AM ET
Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Discus thrower Zoltan Kovago of Hungary has been banned for two years for a doping offense, forcing him to miss the London Olympics.

Kovago was considered a medal contender at the Games. He won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an appeal filed by athletics' governing body, the IAAF, the Hungarian Olympic Committee said Thursday.

Kovago refused to provide a sample to doping officials last year, the committee ...

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