Davide Rebellin May Face Damage Payments to CONI
After testing positive on April 28th for using the banned blood-booster EPO-CERA and losing his Olympic silver medal, Davide Rebellin may have to pay damage payments to the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). The CONI announced Thursday after meeting in Rome that they have requested that their lawyer, Massimo Ranieri, to open a case against Rebellin “for the harm that his behavior has caused Italy, CONI and the entire national sports movement.” He will also have to return his medal and the 75,000 Euro award from the Italian Cycling Foundation. The Italian Anti-Doping Tribunal (TNA) has yet to suspend Rebellin. Check back for more info.