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Napoleon bids to conquer Delhi

September 15, 2010 19:41 IST

Ryan Napoleon has been re-instated in the Australian swimming team for the Commonwealth Games after sport's top tribunal back-dated his three-month ban for a doping offence.

Governing body FINA banned Napoleon for three months starting on August 20 after he tested positive for banned substance formoterol, which Swimming Australia blamed on a wrongly-labelled asthma inhaler.

On Tuesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced an appeal by Napoleon had been partially upheld, bringing the ban's start date back to June and allowing him to compete at the October 3-14 Games in Delhi.

Napoleon would be free to compete in both the 400 and 1,500 metres freestyle events he had qualified for, a spokesman from Swimming Australia told Reuters said on Wednesday.

"Yes, he's back in the team and right to go for Delhi," the spokesman said.

Napoleon was given an incorrectly labelled inhaler containing the substance by a pharmacist, according to Swimming Australia.

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