IOC, WADA to reanalyze 2008, 2012 doping samples

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LAUSANNE: Selected samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London are to be reanalyzed ahead of the Rio Games in an initiative aimed at protecting clean athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The targeted tests will be carried out before August’s Olympic Games in Rio, with the results known in a “number of weeks or months”, according to IOC medical and scientific director Richard Budgett. The reanalysis of hundreds of samples is already under way, the IOC said, adding that it had together with WADA “identified and agreed on the sports and countries being targeted.”

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