Norway’s Hansen loses appeal to keep Olympic team jumping medal in horse doping case

Tony Andre Hansen

Tony Andre Hansen

Norwegian rider Tony Andre Hansen has lost his appeal to keep the Olympic bronze team jumping medal taken from him when his horse failed a doping test.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed an International Equestrian Federation (FEI) ruling to disqualify Hansen from last year’s Beijing Games.

CAS says it “rejected all arguments put forward by the athlete.”

The FEI also suspended Hansen and his horse for 4 1/2 months and fined Hansen 3,000 Swiss francs ($3,125).

Hansen’s horse, Camiro, tested positive for capsaicin, a banned pain relieving medication derived from chili peppers. The U.S. won gold in the event while Canada took silver.

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