Hansen loses appeal to keep Olympic medal

Norwegian rider Tony Andre Hansen has lost his appeal to keep the Olympic bronze team jumping medal after his horse failed a doping test.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday confirmed an International Equestrian Federation (FEI) ruling to disqualify Hansen from last year’s Beijing Games.

CAS says it “rejected all arguments put forward by the athlete.”

The FEI also suspended Hansen and his horse for 4 1/2 months and fined Hansen $3,000.

Hansen’s horse, Camiro, tested positive for capsaicin, a banned pain relieving medication derived from chili peppers.