Slovak shot putter Haborak banned for life

Updated: September 3, 2010, 4:55 AM ET
Associated Press

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Slovak shot putter Milan Haborak has been banned for life after a second doping offense.

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

He had previously been suspended for two years for use of a banned hormone in 2004.

IAAF rules call for a lifetime ban after a second doping violation. Haborak's ban was announced Friday by Slovakia's national athletics federation.

The 37-year-old Haborak is Slovakia's outdoor record holder with a throw of 68 feet, 5 3/4 inches six years ago.

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