Olympians test positive for PEDs from the Beijing Olympics

Follow up to William’s article:

Two medal-winners and an Olympic cyclist have been named among the six athletes the International Olympic Committee said tested positive for an advanced form of a blood-boosting drug during the Beijing Games.

The Italian Olympic Committee confirmed Wednesday that Olympic cycling silver medalist Davide Rebellin tested positive for doping at the 2008 Games.

he Bahrain Olympic Committee said 1,500-meter gold medalist Rashid Ramzi tested positive for doping. And the German cycling federation said Wednesday that Stefan Schumacher was one of the six athletes who tested positive.

The IOC said Tuesday that a total of seven positive tests involving six athletes came back positive for CERA, an advanced version of the blood-boosting drug EPO. The IOC has not named the athletes or the sports involved, instead leaving that to the individual national Olympic committees.

Ramzi is originally from Morocco, and still trains in his native country. His win at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing last August gave Bahrain its first-ever Olympic track and field gold medal with a victory in 3 minutes, 32.94 seconds.

If he is stripped of his medal, Asbel Kipruto Kiprop of Kenya would be upgraded from silver to gold. Nicolas Willis of New Zealand would go from bronze to silver, and fourth-place finisher Mehdi Baala of France would receive the bronze medal.

Rest of the located here.


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