French cycling champ Longo faces possible ban
Updated: September 09, 2011, 12:36
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PARIS (AP) Former Olympic and world champion cyclist Jeannie Longo will face a disciplinary hearing for allegedly breaking anti-doping rules that require athletes to disclose their whereabouts for testing,
Her lawyer Bruno Ravaz confirmed the hearing Friday. L'Equipe sports daily ran a report saying the 52-year-old Longo broke the rules twice in the past 18 months and then again a third time on June 20 while training in the United States.
Lungo will be brought before France's cycling federation, where she faces a suspension of three months to two years.
Longo won the gold medal in the road race at the 1996 Atlanta Games. She has nine road world championship golds, claimed four titles at the world track championships and has been French champion 58 times.