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|August 30, 2000||
Romanian triple jumper banned for life
Romanian triple jumper Rodica Mateescu has been banned for life from the Olympics after she tested positive for nandrolone, a Romanian Athletics Federation (FRA) official said on Tuesday.
"Mateescu tested positive on a second sample which made the COR's decision definitive," FRA general secretary Nicolae Marasescu told Reuters by phone.
Marasescu said Mateescu tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid last May during a training session in the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta.
According to Romanian Olympic Committee rules, a performer testing positive is automatically banned for life from any Olympic activity.
Mateescu, a world silver medallist in 1997 and a member of Romania's Olympic squad, was not available for comment.
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