The International Olympic Committee declared today it will begin procedures against 31 athletes who are considered to have infringed anti-doping rules. None of the athletes own been separately identified, but the IOC says they span six sports and 12 various countries. Those athletes presently face the possibility of being permanently forbidden of competing in Olympic Games, beginning with Rio within August. The 12 implicated national committees will be announced in the days to come.
The recent doping results come only days after the former head of Russia’s official anti-doping laboratory admitted to exchanging and destroying specimens to protect athletes of negative test results. As many since 100 different samples were destroyed, involving dozens of Russian athletes. The IOC subsequently started a rigorous campaign from retesting 454 previously collected specimens of the London, Beijing, and Sochi games — a drive Russia has supported. Today’s announcement comes partway through that process, with 250 results still to come.
“All these measures are a high strike against the cheats we do not allow to win,” said IOC President Thomas Bach in a declaration. “They show once again that dopers possess no place to hide.”
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