The IOC says 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee announced the results Friday after retesting 265 London samples with improved techniques.
The IOC says the athletes represent five sports and six countries. It did not name them.
The London athletes are in addition to the 31 caught in retests of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Russian Olympic Committee has confirmed that 14 of those athletes were Russians.
The IOC still has to retest the athletes’ “B” samples. Formal positive cases are not declared until the “B” samples confirm the original findings.
The IOC said the retests targeted athletes who were hoping to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
When are these people going to learn?
Another thing. I think everyone in a big contest like this should be tested before their entry into the Olympics. Keep it fair. While I’m on the subject, the same thing goes for drug tests. Anyone who puts in for unemployment should be regularly tested, so the government isn’t giving them money for drugs. Two places I used to work at, did regular what we called P Tests. I could always tell by the look on someones face who was going to fail. My point being, if workers are going to be tested, people giving tax payers money to those who don’t work shouldn’t feel like they’re being picked on.
Jeanette Rost says
Testing for recipients of TaxVictim money sounds like something Trump might be planning on doing.
Arthur Hartsock says
It appears that Lance Armstrong has lots of company. I’m losing interest in the Olympics, anyway. They’re all professionals now.