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Soccer-Doping ban overturned on cancer sufferer Acerbi
A doping ban on Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi has been overturned on appeal as he failed the test after suffering a cancer relapse, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) confirmed in a statement that its anti-doping panel had annulled the preliminary ban which was imposed on Dec. 13. Acerbi, who was treated for testicular cancer in July when he had a tumour removed, failed the doping test after the match against Cagliari on Dec. 1. Sassuolo subsequently issued a statement blaming the positive result on traces of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) which is produced by some cancerous tumours.