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The Italian authorities have forwarded a request to the Tribunale Nazionale Antidoping (Italian National Antidoping court) for the ban of both Juve medics...

Juventus medics Bartolomeo Goitre and Luca Stefanini face three month bans after the Italian Olympic Committee's (CONI) power of attorney requested a suspension in relation to the Fabio Cannavaro bee sting case.

The centre-back tested positive for an illegal substance at the start of the season after he was given an anti-allergen for a bee sting. No punishment was taken against the player after CONI's initial investigation. However, the authorities were not pleased that they had not been informed by the club over the treatment and medicine Cannavaro received.

Tuttosport now reports a request has been filed to the Italian National Court of Antidoping (TNA), calling for the ban of the two Juventus medics for three months.

The CONI claims Goitre and Stefanini broke article 3.3 of the penal code "for non-cooperation of any person whether or not affiliated in compliance with the sports anti-doping rules".

It is alleged that the medics failed to provide the necessary documentation to the CONI when prompted during Cannavaro's doping test.

They now face between a one and six month ban. The TNA are expected to rule on the matter, and a decision could be reached within the next 24 hours.

Cannavaro and Juventus do not form part of the investigation, having been cleared during the initial study earlier this year.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com

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