OSLO, Norway (AP) Norway's anti-doping agency says defending cross-country World Cup champion Therese Johaug has been suspended for two months after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Johaug, one of Norway's most decorated female cross-country skiers, tested positive for the steroid clostebol. The Norwegian ski federation said the drug came from a lotion given to her by team doctor Fredrik Bendiksen to treat sunburn on her lips during high-altitude training in Italy in August.
Anit-Doping Norway said Wednesday that Johaug is suspended until Dec. 18 as it continues to investigate her case. That means she will miss the start of the World Cup season.
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The 28-year-old Johaug has three Olympic medals and 11 World Championship medals, including seven golds. She's won the overall World Cup title twice.