Ex-world champ swimmer Magnini banned 4 years for doping
ROME (AP) — Two-time swimming world champion Filippo Magnini has been banned for four years for doping.
Italy's anti-doping agency issued the verdict for the retired swimmer on Tuesday, and gave the same sentence to Magnini's relay teammate, Michele Santucci.
Both were found guilty of using and attempting to use banned substances.
The swimmers were linked to nutritionist Guido Porcellini, who was banned for 30 years for distributing illegal drugs.
ROME (AP) — Two-time swimming world champion Filippo Magnini reportedly is facing a ban of up to eight years for doping.
The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Italy's anti-doping prosecutor requested an eight-year ban for Magnini and a four-year ban for his relay teammate Michele Santucci.
Nado Italia, Italy's anti-doping authority, declined comment on the case as it is ongoing.
Italian swimmers questioned by anti-doping authorities
ROME (AP) — Two-time swimming world champion Filippo Magnini and sprint relay teammate Michele Santucci are being questioned by Italian anti-doping authorities over their relationship with a nutritionist being investigated for alleged illegal drugs distribution.
Authorities in Pesaro already cleared Magnini in the case but they allegedly have proof of unusual meetings, phone conversations and payments between the swimmer and Guido Porcellini, the nutritionist.