Filippo Magnini facing eight-year doping ban, report says


Quadruple swimming world champion Filippo Magnini is reportedly facing an eight-year doping ban, according to reports in Italy.

The Italian National Doping Organisation has requested the sanction following an investigation into nutritionist and doctor Guido Porcellini, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

A four-year ban has also been requested for fellow Italian swimmer Michele Santucci, the newspaper said.

Both swimmers have reportedly denied wrongdoing, with Magnini now retired.

It was reported in October last year that they would be investigated by the Italian National Doping Organisation for “use or attempted use of doping products”.

This was part of a probe into Porcellini, who is accused of providing illegal drugs.

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