VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) Lithuanian marathon runner Zivile Balciunaite has been banned for eight years after testing positive for meldonium in April.
The Athletics Federation of Lithuania said Monday that the 37-year-old Balciunaite is banned from all competitions with immediate effect and will not represent the Baltic country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Balciunaite denied any wrongdoing.
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In 2010, she won gold in the European Championship but was stripped of her medal after failing a doping test because of excessive levels of testosterone and epitestosterone.