Asli Cakir Alptekin banned for life over third doping offense

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Asli Cakir Alptekin, photo by PhotoRun.net

ISTANBUL (TUR): Turkish athletics federation TAF has banned the former 2012 Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir Alptekin for life over a third doping offence, the Anadolu news agency said Friday. Cakir Alptekin was in 2015 stripped of both her Olympic and European 1500m titles and received an eight-year ban for anomalies in her biological passport. However this was later reduced to four years and she was eligible to compete again from this year as the start date of the ban was backdated to 2013. Anadolu said the latest violation was her third doping offence but did not give details of its nature. Informs AFP.

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