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Russian athletes from London Olympics test positive for doping

The results come after samples were retested Credit: Reuters

Re-tests of samples from eight Russian athletes who took part in the 2012 Olympics in London have tested positive for doping, the Russian Olympic Committee has said.

The committee said in a statement on its website that the International Olympic Committee had informed it of the positive doping results.

It did not reveal the names of the eight sports people but said they participated in three different types of sport.

Earlier in the week Russia announced that 14 of its athletes from the 2008 Beijing Olympics had tested positive for doping after their samples were re-tests.

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Joey Essex question leaves Ed Miliband stumped

Ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband has deflected a question from reality TV star Joey Essex, by asking young voters to answer a question on his behalf at a campaign rally.

Mr Essex had questioned Mr Miliband about the French "nicking our fish" at a Remain campaign event, and raised concerns of friends - who work at Billingsgate fish market - about French trawlers.

Mr Miliband initially asked four young voters to answer the question on his behalf.

He said: "This is a politician's way of.. hospital pass here".

Mr Essex was among a specially invited audience in north London to hear Mr Miliband warn young voters they needed to register in order to stop the UK leaving the EU.

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