23 athletes fail drug test reanalysis from London 2012
By iSportconnect | May 27, 2016
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced that reanalysis of the “A” samples from 23 athletes who competed at the Olympic Games London 2012 has returned with failed results.
The athletes haven’t been named by the IOC, but they have revealed the athletes in question were from five sports and from six National Olympic Committees (NOCs)
In total, 265 selected doping samples from the Olympic Games London 2012 were reanalysed, all based on intelligence-gathering that began in August 2015.
The reanalysis programme is ongoing, with the possibility of more results in the coming weeks.
Last week the IOC announced that up to 31 athletes could be banned from competing at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 after the reanalysis of 454 samples from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008.
In the meantime, one more sample from Beijing 2008 has shown abnormal parameters, which the IOC is now following up.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “These reanalyses show, once again, our determination in the fight against doping,”
“We want to keep the dopers away from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This is why we are acting swiftly now. I have already appointed a disciplinary commission, which has the full power to take all the decisions on behalf of the IOC.”
The athletes, NOCs and IFs concerned are already being informed, after which the proceedings against the athletes will begin.
All athletes found to have infringed the anti-doping rules will be banned from competing at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.