Italian anti-doping authorities ban 26 athletes

Rome, Safar 21, 1437, December 03, 2015, SPA — Italian anti-doping authorities have imposed a two-year
ban on 26 athletes, Ansa news agency reported Wednesday evening.

The group is accused of withdrawing from official tests, Ansa
reported, according to dpa.

Among the banned athletes is world champion pole-vaulter Giuseppe
Gibilisco and former world silver long-jumper Andrew Howe.

Former European triple jump champion Fabrizio Donato and former
world-class sprinter Simone Collio.

–SPA
02:56 LOCAL TIME 23:56 GMT