IOC sanctions nine athletes failing Beijing re-analysis

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/10/27 10:25:11

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday sanctioned nine more athletes who failed the retests of Beijing Olympics doping samples.

The IOC disqualified and deprived the athletes, six of them medalists, of their results retroactively.

The nine athletes coming from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain, Uzbekistan and Ukraine, had competed in events including athletics, weightlifting and wrestling in Beijing eight years ago.

The IOC stores doping samples for 10 years to allow them to be reanalyzed when reliable new techniques become available. The IOC recorded a total of 98 positive cases in recent resting of samples from Beijing and the 2012 London Olympics.

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