Swiss sprinter Pascal Mancini sues doctor

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss athletics federation says sprinter Pascal Mancini is facing a doping probe and will sue a doctor after twice testing positive for a banned steroid.

Swiss Athletics says the 22-year-old Mancini was mistakenly injected with nandrolone instead of cortisone, an anti-inflammatory painkiller, last September.

Mancini will skip the indoor season, including the world championships in Istanbul in March, while Switzerland’s anti-doping agency investigates the case.

Last year, Mancini was warned by the IAAF for using the hyperactivity drug Ritalin without permission.

The IAAF refused to recognize a Swiss record 4×100-meter time run by a quartet including Mancini at the Zurich Diamond League meeting last September.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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