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Spanish runner wins back Olympic place in court

Wednesday - 8/1/2012, 5:18am  ET

LONDON (AP) - Steeplechaser Angel Mullera has won his legal case to be reinstated to the Spanish Olympic team after he faced doping allegations.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says that a decision by the Spanish athletics federation and Olympic committee to exclude Mullera "did not constitute 'technical reasons.'"

The Spanish team dropped Mullera last week while it considered disciplinary proceedings against him for doping.

The federation was reportedly told by an anonymous source about email exchanges between Mullera and a sports trainer indicating he may have been doping or was planning to dope.

CAS says Mullera's London Olympic registration had never been withdrawn by the Spanish team.


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