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Bach not hopeful for Hondo

Thomas Bach, German International Olympic Committee member, says that he doesn't think Danilo Hondo has good chances in appealing his doping ban in the Swiss civil courts. On Tuesday the Court of Arbitration for Sport handed down the two-year ban.

"The Swiss court has upheld many CAS cases," he said, and noted that if the court hears the case, it would only be to review whether there had been any procedural problems. "This has been tried many times in the past. So far no athlete has been successful," said Bach, who is chairman of the IOC's Disciplinary Commission.

Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer

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