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Figure skating star Kostner to be quested over alleged complicity in Schwazer doping case

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ROME — Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner will appear before Italian Olympic Committee officials investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer.

In a brief statement on Monday, CONI says it has summoned Kostner to a hearing on Friday following media reports about evidence she gave to Bolzano prosecutors investigating the case.

Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, will be asked about allegations of complicity in the breach of doping regulations.

Schwazer, who won the 50-kilometer walk at the 2008 Beijing Games, was excluded from the 2012 London Olympics after testing positive for EPO before the games.

Prosecutors believe coaches and doctors knew that Schwazer was doping long before he tested positive, possibly stretching back to Beijing. He was banned by CONI for 3 1/2 years in April 2013.

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