Biathlete asks for reduced ban for Olympic doping
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle of Germany wants sport's highest court to cut her two-year ban for doping at the Sochi Games to three months.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Sachenbacher-Stehle is requesting a fast-track process to appeal her suspension by the International Biathlon Union.
Her two-year ban took effect Feb. 17, the day she tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.
Sachenbacher-Stehle, who was stripped of her fourth-place finish in biathlon mass start, claims she took the substance inadvertently in a dietary supplement.
CAS says she seeks a reduced ban of three months, which she has already served.
The IBU must consent to the appeal being processed on a fast-track basis.
Sachenbacher-Stehle won two Olympic golds and three silvers in cross-country skiing before switching to biathlon in 2012.
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