Austrian Ski Federation clears Walter Mayer of doping involvement

FasterSkierJune 6, 2006

Associated Press
Olympics News Wire

VIENNA, Austria — The Austrian Ski Federation cleared banned Olympic coach Walter Mayer of involvement with doping at the Turin Games.

An investigative commission found no evidence Mayer was behind any coordinated doping effort at the Winter Olympics in February, ski federation spokesman Josef Schmid said Friday.

Mayer was banned from the Olympics following allegations of blood doping at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, but traveled to Turin for the 2006 Games.

IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies said Friday the organization was carrying out its own “totally independent” probe.

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