Olympics coming soon, so let the doping begin! 31 athletes already banned.
The IOC said that 31 athletes in six sports were caught doping through a reanalysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The unidentified athletes will be banned from competing in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Samples from the 2012 London games will also be retested.
Russia may be hit hard. From the Guardian:
“Russia, found last year by the World Anti-Doping Agency to have been running a state-sponsored doping programme, is already at serious risk of having no track and field representation at the Olympics this summer, while the findings from 250 further retrospective tests from London 2012 will be released later this month.”