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Haborak faces lifetime ban for doping

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Slovak shot putter Milan Haborak faces a lifetime ban for a second doping offense.

Haborak tested positive for the banned steroid stanozolol in an out-of-competition screening.

It was his second doping offense after testing positive for the banned hormone chorionic gonadotropin in 2004, which earned him a two-year ban.

IAAF rules call for a lifetime ban after a second doping violation.

Slovak athletics federation head Maria Mracnova said Thursday the national body was expected to rule on Haborak's case in two weeks.

The 37-year-old Haborak is Slovakia's outdoor record holder with a 2004 throw of 20.87 meters.