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British cyclist cleared for Rio after doping appeal

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>> British world race champion Lizzie Armitstead is not banned from Rio. That's the final decision on her appeal at a Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday. The 27 year old cyclist missed not one, but three drug tests, resulting in an automatic ban under anti-doping rules. But now the Olympian is free to ride.
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Reuters Adam Reed in London has more on this story.>> The World Anti-Doping Agency makes sure that they have these whereabouts tests. And it's basically every day of every week, cyclists, athletes need to make themselves available for testing one hour out of every day, every week. Three strikes and you're out is generally the rule that happens here and she didn't have any problem with the second two failings, she admitted that they were her fault.
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But the first one she said that was part of a competition and she was tested three days later.>> Armitstead will be riding in the Olympic road race on Sunday. She won the silver medal at the London Games four years ago and is favorite again this year. Rio has already been tarnished by doping scandals mainly involving Russian athletes.
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For Armitstead an early victory. She insists she has always been a clean athlete.