Turkish hurdler's doping ban increased from 2 to 3 years

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Former European 100-meter hurdles champion Nevin Yanit has had her doping ban increased from two to three years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Yanit was originally sentenced by the Turkish Athletics Federation in 2013 after testing positive for banned substances during a competition in Duesseldorf, Germany.

The IAAF said she had ''multiple positive findings,'' and appealed to CAS to increase the ban to four years.

The CAS panel said that Yanit used two banned substances, stanzolol and testosterone, on multiple occasions between August 2012 and February 2013. The panel also said she resorted to blood doping.

Yanit won the European hurdles title at both the 2010 and 2012 competitions.

The ban's start is backdated to March 6, 2013.

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