Cycling-Rebellin loses appeal over Beijing positive test

PARIS, July 30 (Reuters) Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin has lost his appeal against the stripping of his Olympic silver medal for doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Friday.

Rebellin was ordered to return his road race silver medal from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing after a retroactive test on his sample from the Games, carried out last year, showed traces of the latest generation of the blood-boosting erythropoietin.

Rebellin complained about the validity of testing procedures but CAS has ruled against him.

“The CAS panel has rejected all of the arguments put forward by the athlete,” it said in a statement.

Reporting by Julien Pretot in Paris and Mark Meadows in Milan; Editing by Kevin Fylan; To query or comment on this story email