MOSCOW (Sputnik) – As many as 45 athletes taking part in the Beijing and London Olympics representing eight and nine countries, respectively, tested positive in reanalysis of samples, the International Olympic Committee said Friday.
"The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that reanalysis of the second wave of samples from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 has resulted in Provisional Adverse Analytical Findings (PAAFs) of 30 athletes from Beijing and Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs) of 15 athletes from London," the IOC said in a statement.
According to the committee, the results bring the total number of athletes who tested positive to 98. The re-testing will continue.
"The new reanalysis once again shows the commitment of the IOC in the fight against doping," IOC head Thomas Bach said.