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107 Olympic Hopefuls Banned for Doping

Nine track and field athletes named

World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey announced Tuesday that over 100 aspiring Olympic athletes were banned from London as the result of positive doping tests in the six months prior to the start of the Games. More than 70,000 tests had been conducted in the run-up to London. "Doping athletes should know that their chances of avoiding detection are the smallest they have ever been," Fahey said. The announcement was quickly followed by the news that nine track and field athletes were suspended for doping, including three who were identified through retests of samples from last year's world championships. London officials will analyze around 6,250 samples this summer, more than at any previous Olympic Games.

Via AFP

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