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Tuesday, 6 September 2005

German Appeal Denied

The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the January 6th decision, by the International Equestrian Federation, that found Germany's Ludger Beerbaum and his horse Goldfever 3 guilty of a doping offence at the Athens Olympics.

The federation stripped Germany of the title, giving the gold to the United States.

The court said that Beerbaum made a mistake by administering a medication with a prohibited substance.

The court added it makes no difference whether "the ingestion of that substance was intentional or negligent and irrespective of the effect of that substance on the performance."

The federation acknowledged it was a legitimate medical treatment, and Goldfever received no competitive advantage.

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