Eight athletes in 2012 Olympics tested positive after retests, says Russia

Moscow, Russia: Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Saturday that eight of its athletes in the 2012 London Olympics had been found positive for doping in new tests of their samples given during the Games.

President of Russia's Athletics Federation (ARAF) Dmitry Shlyakhtin speaks during an interview. AFP

President of Russia's Athletics Federation (ARAF) Dmitry Shlyakhtin. AFP

"The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially informed the Russian Olympic Committee that the results of new samples taken during the London Olympic Games have returned positive results for eight Russian athletes in three disciplines," the ROC said in a statement after the IOC on Friday reported 23 new doping failures from retests on 265 samples from London.

Russia this week confirmed that 14 of their athletes were found to be positive in the 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting.

"In accordance with international regulations, the names of the athletes will not be disclosed before the analysis of the B," the statement added.

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Updated Date: May 28, 2016 21:12:31 IST

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