Polish skier Marek DQ’d over EPO at Vancouver

Poland’s ski authorities have suspended Kornelia Marek for two
years after she tested positive for EPO at the Winter Olympics in

Poland’s Ski Association banned Marek on Wednesday from all
competitions and canceled her funding.

Marek, who was the only competitor to test positive for doping
at the Games, said she was sorry her scandal overshadowed the six
medals Poland won in Vancouver.

Marek tested positive after helping Poland finish sixth in the
20K relay. She admitted taking injections but said she believed the
substances were allowed.

The IOC and international ski authorities are investigating.