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Retests show 45 more athletes doped in Olympics

Doping retests have found banned substances in 45 athletes from the Beijing and London Olympic Games.

Of the 30 in Beijing, 23 were medallists, the International Olympic Committee said.

The reanalysis of the tests are part of the IOC’s efforts to keep dopers away from the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

"All athletes found to have infringed the anti-doping rules will be banned from competing at the Olympic Games Rio 2016," the IOC said.

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doping samples from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 were selected to be reanalysed in two waves

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IOC launch retesting of Russian winter athletes

There were plenty of issues at Sochi. Credit: PA

A series of re-testing and an investigation will take place into Russian athletes who took part in the 2014 Olympics Winter Games in Sochi.

Coaches, officials and support staff will be put under the microscope, following the McLaren Report into widespread manipulation of doping tests.

The IOC will initiate reanalysis, including forensic analysis, and a full inquiry into all Russian athletes who participated in the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 and their coaches, officials and support staff. For this purpose, a specific Disciplinary Commission is set up under the chairmanship of Mr Denis Oswald. Following the report of this Commission, the IOC EB will impose all the appropriate sanctions.

– IOC statement

Decision on Russia Olympics ban put on hold

Russian athletes could be stopped from participating in Brazil. Credit: PA

The International Olympic Committee have delayed their decision on whether to ban all Russian athletes from Rio 2016 until Friday.

An appeal against a previous sanction against Russia will be heard on Thursday by The Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The IOC say they will "explore the legal options with regard to a collective ban of all Russian athletes for the Olympic Games 2016 versus the right to individual justice".

With regard to the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the IOC will carefully evaluate the IP Report. It will explore the legal options with regard to a collective ban of all Russian athletes for the Olympic Games 2016 versus the right to individual justice. In this respect, the IOC will have to take the CAS decision on 21 July 2016 concerning the IAAF rules into consideration, as well as the World Anti-Doping Code and the Olympic Charter.

– IOC statement
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