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Sport in Short: Athletics

KATRIN KRABBE'S German club, Neubrandenburg, yesterday put off a decision on expelling her, Grit Breuer and Manuela Derr, until they had appealed against their four-year drug ban. If the trio had been expelled, they would have lost their automatic legal right to appeal against the ban to the legal commission of the German athletics federation. An independent arbitration panel is expected to hear the case in the next two months.