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Doping ban sought for Alex Schwazer

Updated: December 20, 2012, 12:40 PM ET
Associated Press

MILAN -- The Italian Olympic Committee has requested a four-year doping ban for former Olympic race walk champion Alex Schwazer.

Schwazer was excluded from the London Olympics after testing positive for EPO before the games.

On Thursday, the Italian committee's prosecutor asked the anti-doping court to impose the maximum four-year ban.

The 27-year-old Schwazer won the 50-kilometer event at the 2008 Beijing Games. He maintains he was clean at those Olympics.

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