WADA Wants Hardy's Suspension Restored

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency and
swimming

** FILE ** In this June 30, 2008, file photo, Jessica Hardy swims in women's 100-meter breaststroke semifinals at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. Hardy's trip to the Beijing Olympics could be in jeopardy after she tested positive for a banned substance, according to a person familiar with the test results. Hardy's "A" sample from the recent Olympic trials tested positive, the person told The Associated Press on Wednesday night, July 30. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

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.


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