Olympic canoeist banned 2 years for doping

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP)

Polish canoeist Adam Seroczynski has been banned for two years because of doping at the Beijing Olympics. The International Canoe Federation said Friday the 2000 Sydney Olympics bronze medalist used the banned anabolic clenbuterol. He is suspended through Feb. 3, 2011. Under International Olympic Committee rules, the 35-year-old Seroczynski is ineligible to compete at the 2012 London Games because the IOC bars any athlete who serves a doping-related ban of more than six months. Seroczynski finished fourth in Beijing in the flatwater K2 1,000-meter class with Mariusz Kujawski, who was not under suspicion. Seroczynski denied doping and told an IOC disciplinary hearing that he suspected food tampering by Olympics organizers in Beijing. The IOC rejected Seroczynski's arguments, saying his was the only positive test for clenbuterol at the games.

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