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.