OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) The former coach of Austria's cross-country ski was banned for life for his involvement in the blood-doping scandal at the 2006 Turin Olympics.
The international ski federation said Emil Hoch was guilty of possessing banned substances and helping athletes take performance-enhancing drugs. Hoch will not be able to participate in any federation events in any capacity.
Hoch retired from the sport immediately after the Turin Olympics. He had already been expelled for life by the Austrian Ski Federation.
Italian police raided Austrian team lodgings during the Olympics, seizing a large amount of doping products and equipment. The Austrian Olympic Committee later imposed lifetime Olympic bans on 14 team officials linked to the scandal.