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Last Updated: Monday, 20 December, 2004, 11:33 GMT
Hamilton faces Greek drug probe
Tyler Hamilton
Hamilton has consistently denied doping allegations
Greek prosecutors have opened an investigation into how a lab blunder allowed Olympic champion Tyler Hamilton escape an alleged blood doping charge.

The American tested positive for a blood transfusion after winning the Olympic time trial gold medal.

But the result of his B or second test was deemed "non-conclusive" after it was discovered the sample had been destroyed by being deep-frozen.

Prosecutors want to determine if the freezing was deliberate or negligent.

The American is also being investigated for failing another test for a blood transfusion during October's Tour of Spain.

He has always denied the doping allegations.

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