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FINA and WADA seeks to double Hardy's ban

The International Swimming Federation and the World Anti-Doping Agency The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), French: Agence mondiale antidopage, is an independent foundation created through a collective initiative led by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  are seeking to double the length of a ban on US swimmer Jessica Hardy for doping, world sport's top court said Friday.

Hardy withdrew from the 2008 US Olympic swimming trials after a positive drug test and was banned from competing for a year by the American Arbitration Association The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a private enterprise in the business of arbitration, and one of several arbitration organizations that administers arbitration proceedings. The AAA also administers mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. .

"FINA and WADA WADA World Anti-Doping Agency
wada Weighted Average Daily Attendance (school systems)
WADA World Autoduel Association
WADA Washington Area Darts Association
WADA Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association
 both request that the AAA AAA: see American Automobile Association.

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 award be set aside and that the CAS sanctions the athlete with a period of ineligibility of two years," said the CAS in a statement.

CAS said it would rule on the case within four months.

Hardy would technically be eligible to compete again after her current ban expires in less than 10 weeks if FINA and WADA's appeal is rejected by CAS.
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Date:May 29, 2009
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