The Italian Olympic Committee tribunal found Ballan, the 2008 world champion, to be guilty of the "use or attempted use of banned substances" Italy's ANSA news agency reported.
The tribunal based its ruling on evidence it received from a criminal investigation into the activities of his former team, Lampre. No information on this case was reported.
Astronomers offer more expansive view of universe
LGBT community has 'bullied the American people': Bachmann