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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Former Cyclist Wins Defamation Case Against Australian Newspaper

Former world ranked cyclist and Olympic hopeful Mark French has won a defamation case against the Australian paper the Herald Sun, which called him a drug cheat after he was banned from the sport for two years in 2004. The Court of Arbitration for Sport later banned him for life for using and importing banned substances. The Herald Sun and Weekly Times must pay him about $200,000 damages and legal fees. Read more here.

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