CONI calls for Santuccione ban

The Italian Olympic Committee's (CONI) anti-doping prosecutor requested on Thursday that controversial doctor Carlo Santuccione be banned from associating with sportsmen for life according to AFP.

Italian police began investigating Santuccione in 2003 after intercepting his telephone calls in a scandal known in Italy as 'Oil for drug'.

Santuccione has been under investigation as part of the 'Oil for drugs' scandal after Italian police intercepted a telephone call in 2003. He is suspected to have supplied several high-profile Italian sports people with doping products.

CONI's anti-doping prosecutor said he would request that Santuccione "be banned for life" from sports federations or associated bodies or from attending events and venues destined for sportsmen in Italy.

Among those implicated in the 'Oil for drug' scandal were cyclist Danilo Di Luca, who is currently serving a three month ban for his involvement.

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