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AP: Coach banned for spiking swimmer’s drink

August 9th, 2013 by Annette Griffus

Wow. If you can’t trust your coach….

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming’s governing body says an Estonian coach has been banned for life after spiking his athlete’s drink with anabolic steroids.

FINA says an Estonian anti-doping panel found that Nikolai Borzov gave Anita Stepanenko a drink containing stanozolol “without notifying the swimmer.”

Stepanenko received a one-year ban which expires on July 22, 2014. She tested positive at an Estonia vs. Finland meet in Tallinn in May.

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Annette Griffus has covered swimming since 2001, from age-group to high school and the Olympics.

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