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Alans

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Alani:

see SarmatiaSarmatia
, ancient district between the Vistula River and the Caspian Sea, gradually conquered and occupied by the Sarmatians [Lat. Sarmatae] or Sauromatians (a term used by Herodotus and now used by archaeologists for early Sarmatians) from the 6th cent. B.C.
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Cairngorm Hotel owner Peter Steinle said a hero's welcome has been planned for Alain. He said: "We are using a 30-tonne crane to suspend the medal outside the hotel to greet him.
"Local school kids will make the presentation to Alain, showing that even the youngsters have more sense than the IOC."
And Alain's grandfather Chic Baxter said: "Everyone in Aviemore will turn out in droves to show their support for Alain.
Alain even had support in Parliament yesterday as the SNP MP Pete Wishart tabled a Motion in the House of Commons sympathising with his plight.
It read: "Alain Baxter should not have had his medal revoked by the IOC, and while deploring misuse of drugs in sport there is absolutely no reason to doubt his explanation that the substance entered his system through the innocent means.
"Alain Baxter has behaved with dignity throughout this difficult period and remains a strong sporting role model for youngsters in Scotland and throughout the UK."
"One is the harmless L type used in the American inhaler Alain used and the other is type D or dextro-based, which is basically Speed.