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31 athletes tested positive for doping following retesting of samples for the Beijing Olympics

Matt Slater

Published 17/05/2016 | 14:47

Russian athletes could miss out on this summer's Olympics
Russian athletes could miss out on this summer's Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has retested 454 anti-doping samples taken from athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, catching 31 cheats from six different sports and 12 countries.

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The IOC said it had focused on athletes who were still active and therefore may have gone to the Rio Olympics this summer.

The Lausanne-based body's executive board announced that the results of 250 more re-tests from London 2012 would come shortly, with further retesting of medallists from 2008 and 2012 also planned.

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