CONI wants a 12-year ban for Riccardo Riccò

ROME — The Italian Olympic Committee on Wednesday recommended a 12-year ban for disgraced cyclist Riccardo Ricco over an apparent self-transfusion. Ricco ended up in hospital in February with kidney problems after apparently trying to give himself a blood transfusion. The incident came to light because he was close to death at one point and […]

Riccardo Ricco suspended by Italian Olympic committee

ROME (AFP) – Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco was on Friday suspended by his country’s national Olympic committee’s (CONI) anti-doping body, a source said. The ban applies to events inside Italy as well as abroad. The 27-year-old Ricco had already been suspended on Wednesday by the Italian cycling federation on health grounds, four months after he […]

CONI bans Bernucci clan in doping inquiry

Italian cyclist Lorenzo Bernucci, a former teammate of ace sprinter Alessandro Petacchi, was slapped with a five-year ban on Tuesday by the Italian Olympic committee (CONI), while four members of his family also received bans for their involvement in a doping ring.

CONI seeks sports ban for entire family of rider

Prosecutors from the Italian Olympic Committee (CONIi) have asked that an entire family be banned for doping offenses related to a case involving Alessandro Petacchi.

Bosisio suspended for two years

Former LPR rider Gabriele Bosisio was hit with a two-year suspension by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) on Wednesday after testing positive for the banned blood-booster EPO last fall.