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Tuesday January 16 2018
Benevento appeal Lucioni ban

Benevento President Oreste Vigorito vented his frustration at a one-year doping ban for captain Fabio Lucioni after their doctor confessed to his error.

Lucioni tested positive for Clostebol after the match with Torino on September 10.

Today the verdict was passed down and he’ll sit out a one-year ban, while their chief medic Walter Giorgione has been suspended for four years.

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Tuesday January 16 2018
Doping ban for Benevento captain

Benevento captain Fabio Lucioni has been given a one-year ban after failing a doping test and the club medic suspended for four years.

Lucioni tested positive for Clostebol after the game against Torino on September 10.

He was suspended as a precaution during the appeal process and resumed playing on December 23.

The verdict is now in and Lucioni is banned for one year.

Chief medic Walter Giorgione has been suspended for four years, as it’s believed he accidentally gave the player a banned substance.

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Wednesday October 11 2017
Benevento explain Lucioni doping

Benevento’s chief medic confirmed he administered a banned substance to captain Fabio Lucioni, which caused him to fail a doping test.

The Anti-Doping Commission continued its investigation and today medic Walter Giorgione gave his testimony.

Giorgione confessed to administering the spray that was meant to help a cut to heal more quickly, which contained the banned substance Clostabol.

He made clear that the spray was in his personal collection and was therefore not logged with the Benevento staff.

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Saturday October 7 2017
Police raid Benevento HQ

Police raided the Benevento HQ and training centre as part of an investigation after captain Fabio Lucioni failed a doping test.

The defender insists he took no banned substances and the club has backed him, so it’s possible he was accidentally given something by their medical staff.

According to ItaSportPress, the Carabinieri officers raided the Benevento HQ, their training centre and the Stadio Vigorito.

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Thursday October 5 2017
Benevento captain calm over ban

Benevento captain Fabio Lucioni says he is confident that he will be cleared of doping charges.

Lucioni faces a four-year ban after testing positive for an anabolic steroid, but Benevento and the defender have both maintained that its presence in his system was caused by a cream used to heal a wound.

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Friday September 22 2017
Benevento: Cream doped our captain

Benevento have claimed that “a cream to heal a wound” unintentionally doped captain Fabio Lucioni.

Lucioni faces a lengthy ban from football after recently failing a drug test, but Benevento’s President insists the defender unknowingly took an anabolic steroid via an ointment applied to “a graze in training”.

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Friday September 22 2017
Benevento captain denies doping intent

Benevento captain Fabio Lucioni has denied knowingly taking banned substances after his failed drug test.

Lucioni was confirmed on Friday to have tested positive for an anabolic steroid, but the defender assured he only took medications that were prescribed to him by the club.

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Friday September 22 2017
Benevento captain fails drug test

Benevento captain Fabio Lucioni risks a four-year ban from football after testing positive for doping.

According to ANSA, anabolic steroid Clostebol was found in Lucioni’s system during a drug test for Benevento’s 1-0 defeat to Torino on September 10.

Consequently, the defender is facing a suspension of between one and four years.

The 29-year-old joined the Stregoni in 2014 and helped the side win promotion to Serie A for the first time ever last season.

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