Turkish hurdler’s doping ban increased from 2 to 3 years
LAUSANNE - Associated PressFormer European 100-meter hurdles champion Nevin Yanıt has had her doping ban increased from two to three years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Yanıt was originally sentenced by the Turkish Athletics Federation in 2013 after testing positive for banned substances during a competition in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The IAAF said she had "multiple positive findings," and appealed to CAS to increase the ban to four years.
The CAS panel said that Yanıt used two banned substances, stanzolol and testosterone, on multiple occasions between August 2012 and February 2013. The panel also said she resorted to blood doping.
Yanıt won the European hurdles title at both the 2010 and 2012 competitions.
The ban’s start is backdated to March 6, 2013.