Italian banned for three years for fake penis in doping test
Air Force team runner's girlfriend also punished05 December, 17:51
Devis Licciardi, an athlete for the Italian Air Force team, was found guilty of filling up a fake penis with urine uncontaminated by banned substances and trying to use it during a test at the race to proclaim Italy's 10km road-running champion at Molfetta, near Bari, in September.
The ban was longer than the 30-month suspension CONI's prosecutor had requested.
The tribunal also banned Licciardi's girlfriend from being present at sporting events for three and a half years for helping him.