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French cross-country skiers face ban on World Cup

Sun, Nov  18, 2007 - By FFS

Five French cross-country skiers face bans from starting races during the world cup season because they have high haemoglobin readings, the French skiing federation (FFS) have announced.

An athlete is banned from starting a race if his haemoglobin ratio is above 17 grams per decilitre of blood.

Four of the five French team members with high readings have exemptions after the International skiing federation (FIS) reviewed their medical files.

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