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Czech Athlete Will Not be Punished for Receiving Glucose Infusion

Olympic decathlon champion Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic will not be punished for receiving a glucose infusion during the 10-event competition at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

The International Association of Athletics Federations said the infusion by Sebrle and his teammate Tomas Dvorak before the final event was not illegal. Both athletes were given glucose, which is not an illegal substance.

The World Anti-Doping Agency says such infusions are illegal unless they are used as a legitimate acute medical treatment. The Czech Federation said both athletes had dangerously low blood sugar levels near the end of the two-day competition.

Sebrle still has to clear mandatory dope testing. Dvorak's blood sample has been tested and found to be clean. Sebrle won the silver medal in the event behind American Bryan Clay. Hungary's Attila Zsivoczky was third.