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Italian athlete 'used fake penis to dodge doping test'

Runner allegedly filled artificial organ with clean urine

23 September, 16:51
Italian athlete 'used fake penis to dodge doping test'

(ANSA) - Rome, September 23 - An Italian long-distance runner on Monday was summoned and put under investigation by the country's Olympic committee, CONI, for allegedly trying to use a fake penis to beat a doping test.

Devis Licciardi, an athlete for the Italian Air Force team, allegedly filled up a fake penis with urine uncontaminated by banned substances and tried to use it during a test at the race to proclaim Italy's 10km road-running champion at Molfetta, near Bari. Licciardi has been called to disciplinary proceedings at Rome's Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

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