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TASS: Recheck shows positive doping samples of 14 Russian 2008 Olympic athletes


The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) confirmed on Tuesday it has received documents from the International Olympic Committee notifying that following a cross checking of doping samples taken during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing 14 Russian athletes in three sports disciplines were found to be doping positive, according to Russian news agency TASS.
Any potential participant in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro who proved to use doping in the past cannot be a member of the Russian athletics team at the Games, the All-Russia Athletics Federation said on its official website, TASS wrote.
”The ARAF presidium has introduced amendments to the criteria of selecting athletes who will go to the Olympics. The list of requirements now contains a special clause saying that any potential participant in the Olympics who proved to have used doping in the previous years cannot be a member of the Russian national team. The ARAF made this harsh decision for the sole purpose of doing its utmost to let clean athletes participate in the Olympics,” the statement runs.

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