Michael Weiss gets two-year doping ban

VIENNA -- Austrian triathlete and former Olympic mountainbiker Michael Weiss has been given a two-year ban for a doping infringement in 2005.

An independent arbitration committee of Austria's anti-doping agency (NADA), said Tuesday it has found Weiss guilty of having his blood taken for enrichment at a blood lab in Vienna six years ago.

The committee's ruling overturned an earlier decision by NADA, which cleared the athlete of the doping charges last year. Weiss can appeal the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The 30-year-old Weiss, who was a national mountainbike champion and took part in the 2004 Athens Olympics, switched to triathlon in 2008.