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France swimmer Bousquet suspended in doping scandal

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Latest update : 2010-10-20

French swimmer Frederick Bousquet has been handed a two-month ban following a positive test for the banned stimulant heptaminol. He says the positive result was from an over-the-counter ointment, but that he deserved the suspension.

AP - French swimmer Frederick Bousquet has been handed a two-month suspension by his federation after testing positive for the banned substance heptaminol during a meeting in June.

Bousquet told Wednesday's edition of L'Equipe newspaper that he used an ointment containing the banned stimulant during the Canet meeting in the south of France.

The two-time European champion says he has been suspended by the French federation since Sept. 20. He is expected to return in time for the French championships from Dec. 3-5.

Bousquet says he bought the ointment because he hadn't the usual medicine he is taking on a regular basis to treat ``a very specific pathology'' he didn't name.

Date created : 2010-10-20

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