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Brazil hands two-year bans to EPO drugs cheats

RIO DE JANEIRO – Three Brazilian athletes have been handed two-year doping bans by the Brazilian Athletics Confederation (CBA), it was announced Friday.

A statement from the CBA said Bruno Tenorio and Jorge Celio Sena and heptathlete Lucimara Silvestre were suspended from June 15, 2009 until June 14, 2011 after violating their anti-doping code.

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Samples from all three athletes tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO (erythropoietin) during a random test taken on June 15 at Presidente Prudente, near Sao Paulo…..Read More

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