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An Australian sprinter and an Italian high jumper were cleared Thursday to compete in the Olympics despite recent positive drug tests.
The council of the International Amateur Athletic Federation decided to submit the cases of Dean Capobianco of Australia and Antonella Bevilacqua Antonella Bevilacqua (born 15 October 1971 in Foggia) is an Italian high jumper, who's personal best jump was 1.98 metres, achieved in May 1996 in Milan.
In 1996 Bevilacqua tested positive for the prohibited substances ephedrine and pseudoephedrine twice during the same of Italy to arbitration.
The hearings will be held sometime after the Summer Games, meaning the two athletes can compete.
``In our rules we cannot suspend the two athletes before the judgment of the arbitration panel arbitration panel
A group of individuals charged with resolving a dispute between individuals and/or organizations. Arbitration panels to resolve investment disputes are sponsored by self-regulatory organizations such as NASD. ,'' IAAF IAAF
International Amateur Athletic Federation spokesman Giorgio Reineri said.