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Court of Arbitration for Sport to Rule in Doping Cases

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will rule on two high-profile cases involving Greek and American sprinters, with the U.S. runners expected to learn their fate later this month.

The court said it would issue an opinion on American sprinters Tim Montgomery and Chryste Gaines next Wednesday. Montgomery, the former world 100 meters record holder, and Gaines were charged in connection with the BALCO designer steroid case, even though neither has failed a dope test. They face a lifetime ban.

The CAS said it would hear the cases of Greek sprinter Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou February 22. The two runners were accused of dodging a drug test before the start of the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

The International Association of Athletics Federations provisionally banned the sprinters, but Greek officials reinstated them. The IAAF appealed the case to the CAS.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.