ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal

6Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year.

Officials for the 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race issued a statement this week absolving musher Dallas Seavey of any involvement in the drugging of his dogs, the Anchorage Daily News reported .

Four of Seavey’s dogs tested positive for the opioid painkiller tramadol, a banned substance, following his second-place finish in March 2017.

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