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Erik Tysse appeals doping suspension

OSLO, Norway -- Racewalker Erik Tysse is appealing a two-year suspension after testing positive for the blood-booster CERA.

On Tuesday, the Norwegian Athletics Federation ruled that an Italian laboratory analysis was in line with World Anti-Doping Agency requirements and the Norwegian would remain suspended.

Tysse was suspended from all competition in July after a laboratory in Rome said he tested positive for CERA at a competition in Italy in May. The analysis showed both the "A" and "B" samples were positive for CERA.

Federation spokesman Martin Hafsahl says Tysse appealed the ruling Tuesday. Tysse has denied using banned drugs.