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Mark French appeal finishes

Australian cyclist Mark French has just completed a three day hearing during which he has appealed his two year ban for doping, according to an AAP report. French was also banned from the Australian Olympic team for life after he admitted to injecting testicomp while at the AIS in 2003. He was also implicated in, but never admitted to, taking equine growth hormone, a substance that was found in a home made sharps bucket in his room in the AIS.

The French affair was one of the biggest ever sports drug controversies in Australia, and it reached the parliamentary level. In his defence, French named several other Australian cyclists, whom he said were also injecting substances in his room. But after a detailed investigation into the affair, all other cyclists were cleared.

It's expected to take at least two weeks for a decision to be made with regard to French's appeal.

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