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Coach banned for spiking swimmer's drink

August 8, 2013

Swimming's governing body says an Estonian coach has been banned for life after spiking his athlete's drink with anabolic steroids.

FINA says an Estonian anti-doping panel found that Nikolai Borzov gave Anita Stepanenko a drink containing stanozolol "without notifying the swimmer".

Stepanenko received a one-year ban which expires on July 22, 2014. She tested positive at an Estonia-Finland event in Tallinn in May.

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