LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The Court of Arbitration for Sport has cut German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle's doping ban from two years to six months.
A three-man CAS panel ruled on Friday that her positive test at the Sochi Olympics was caused by a contaminated supplement and her degree of fault was "minimal."
Sachebacher-Stehle tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine at the Winter Games in February.
Biathlon at the Sochi Games will feature a familiar face to American fans of the NBA - billionaire Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov - who has been in charge of the sport in his native Russia since 2008. Prokhorov says he will step down if Russia fails to win at least two gold medals and was reportedly unhappy about the ‘Laura' course in Sochi since it was not designed to give Russian athletes an advantage. This will mark the final Games for Norwegian legend Ole Einar Bjorndalen, a six-time gold medalist who will be 40 when the competition begins. The debut of the mixed relay event also adds another medal opportunity in 2014.