By Susan Westemeyer
The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) is continuing its efforts to crack down in the "Oil for Drugs" affair. Only days after announcing a life-time ban for Dr. Carlo Santuccione, CONI announced that it is also seeking a life-time ban against rider Ruggero Marzoli of team Tinkoff, as well as a three-months ban for Simone Masciarelli and two years for Francesco Di Paolo, both of Team Acqua & Sapone. The length of the bans is now up to the Italian federation's disciplinary committee.
Marzoli had previously been suspended in 1999 for the possession of doping products.