BEIJING – It took more than a year to punish anyone in the doping scandal that shook the Turin
Winter Olympics. When the verdicts came down Wednesday, the penalties were unprecedented. Six Austrian cross-country skiers and biathletes received lifetime bans from the Olympics for involvement in an organized blood-doping scheme â€” the harshest sanctions given to athletes by the International Olympic Committee.
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