Olympics: 23 athletes caught out after London 2012 drug retests

• IOC statement reveals failed tests after reanalysis of samples
• ‘We want to keep the dopers away from Rio,’ says Thomas Bach

Twenty-three athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games from five different sports and of six different nationalities returned adverse analytical findings on doping tests after samples were reanalysed, the International Olympic Committee has said.

“These reanalyses show, once again, our determination in the fight against doping,” said the IOC president Thomas Bach. “We want to keep the dopers away from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This is why we are acting swiftly now. I have already appointed a disciplinary commission, which has the full power to take all the decisions on behalf of the IOC.”

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