Spain suspends steeplechaser Angel Mullera for doping

Updated: December 28, 2015, 8:50 AM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Spain's sports council says it has suspended steeplechaser Angel Mullera for two years for doping.

The document, signed by council president Miguel Cardenal and published by the Ministry of Sports says the 31-year-old Mullera is "excluded from all relations as a high-level athlete" on a doping offense.

Mullera won a legal case in Aug. 2012 enabling him to be reinstated to Spain's Olympic team after facing doping allegations. Then, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said a decision by the Spanish athletics federation and Olympic committee to exclude Mullera "failed to constitute technical reasons" for a ban.

Mullera was promoted to bronze medal position in the 2014 European Championship 3,000-meter steeplechase after Mahiedine Mekhissi was disqualified for taking off his shirt and bib for the last 100 meters.


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