LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency and
swimming's governing body have appealed to sport's highest court to
restore a two-year doping ban for Jessica Hardy of the United States.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday that WADA and FINA want Hardy banned for two years and ruled out of the 2012 London Games.
The American Arbitration Association reduced her ban to one year
instead of the standard two earlier this month. The arbitrators found Hardy's positive test was caused by a contaminated nutritional supplement.
Hardy tested positive for the anabolic agent clenbuterol at the U.S. Olympic trials last July and missed the Beijing Games. It also requested that Hardy should not lose her eligibility for London.
A CAS ruling is expected within four months.