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April 10, 2019
AP Sports Writer

PARIS (AP) — European marathon silver medalist Clemence Calvin has been provisionally suspended by the French anti-doping agency for allegedly obstructing a doping test last month in Morocco.

Calvin denies any wrongdoing and claims she was brutalized by testers who pretended to be police officers when she was arrested in the city of Marrakech on March 27.

Calvin has filed a lawsuit in Morocco against the testers for violence and threats.

Calvin was in Morocco with her husband to train for this Sunday’s Paris Marathon. Her lawyers say they will ask the Council of State — France’s highest administrative court — for an urgent ruling to have the ban lifted.

The 28-year-old Calvin finished second in the marathon at the 2018 European track championships in Berlin.

The French anti-doping agency did not immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking comments.


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