Dehiba to run at Lausanne despite doping history
Monday, June 27, 2011
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- French 1,500-meter runner Hind Dehiba has won a court ruling clearing her to run in Diamond League meet this week in Lausanne despite a previous doping ban.
Meet spokesman Pierre-Andre Pasche says Dehiba will be allowed to compete following a Lausanne court's provisional decision on Monday.
Dehiba went to court to challenge a policy of European track that bars athletes who have received two-year doping bans from competing in their events. Dehiba's lawyers contend the rule restricts her right to work.
France's track federation banned Dehiba from 2007-09 after she tested positive for the blood-boosting hormone EPO. She returned to win silver at the 2010 European Championships.