Bernhard Kohl did not give the name of the doctor who provided him with the CERA EPO, according to Austria's National Anti-Doping Agency. The agency gave Kohl a two-year suspension on Monday.
In a press release, the agency said that Kohl did not name or testify to "the doctor, from whom by his own admission he received the forbidden substance ..., either the name, the sex, the location of the doctor's office, or any other information as to the person or the place."
Because he did not give any information at all as to this point, the agency's Legal Commission considered Kohl not to be a "cooperating witness" who would be eligible for a reduced suspension. The Austrian has four weeks to appeal the decision.(SW)