KATRIN KRABBE WINS COURT CASE

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Athletics

Katrin Krabbe's successful civil court battle which ended yesterday could force the world authorities to soften their penalties for drug cheats. As a result of the case, German athletes can now take the International Amateur Athletic Federation to court and win if they are banned for more than two years. Krabbe is not expected to make a comeback.

The International Olympic Committee are to send a representative to Ethiopia in the next two weeks to pursue the plight of Mamo Wolde, the 1968 Olympic marathon champion, who has been imprisoned without charge since mid-1992 after being arrested along with officials of the former Marxist regime.

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