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Monday, 26 November, 2001, 17:15 GMT
Kravets' appeal thwarted
Istvan Kravets takes the applause in Gothenberg in 1995 after setting a new world record
Kravets can still present fresh evidence to the IAAF
Ukrainian women's triple jump world record holder Inessa Kravets failed to get her two-year drugs ban overturned by the sport's world governing body on Monday.

Thirty-five-year-old Kravets was suspended after testing positive for a performance-enhancing steroid in July last year.

International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) general secretary Istvan Gyulai said the case would be returned to the Ukrainian federation.

Gyulai said the evidence given by the Ukrainians arguing the drug had been present in a food supplement had not been convincing.

Kravets still has the chance to submit fresh evidence at the next IAAF meeting.

Commission selected

The council also appointed a four-man commission to examine an appeal by Germany's 1992 Olympic 5,000m champion Dieter Baumann against an extended doping ban.

Baumann was banned for two years after testing positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone in October and November 1999.

The ban was extended until February 2003 after Baumann competed in this year's German indoor championships.

The 36-year-old German has begun proceedings against the IAAF in his home state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in an attempt to have the ban declared invalid.

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