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LONDON, July 23. /TASS/. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed in a next wave of doping samples retests that more Russian athletes, who competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in Beijing and London respectively, tested positive for the banned drugs. The exact number of positive doping samples was not specified, the Times said on Saturday.
On Friday, the IOC said that in the second wave of reanalysis of doping samples taken at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Game, a total of 45 athletes tested positive for the banned performance enhancing drugs, with positive tests of 23 medalists among them.
Earlier, the first wave of retests of 454 samples from the Beijing 2008 Olympics found 30 positive samples. At least 265 doping samples from the London 2012 Olympics were reanalyzed, with 23 positive ones (given by athletes from 12 countries and six sports).
On Friday, President of Russia’s Olympic Committee (OCR) Aleksander Zhukov said that the OCR had not received notifications about Russian athletes’ positive doping tests, following the second way of retests.