IOC president: 'Dozens' of athletes likely banned from Rio games for doping

 18 May 2016 - 9:44

IOC president: 'Dozens' of athletes likely banned from Rio games for doping

 

Paris: IOC president Thomas Bach said Wednesday that "dozens" of athletes could be banned from the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after new tests on samples from previous games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to re-examine samples from the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the London games in 2012 "using the most recent scientific methods", Bach said in an opinion piece in the Le Monde daily.

"This decisive action will probably prevent dozens of athletes who have doped from competing in the Rio Olympic Games in 2016," added Bach.

AFP