45 new doping positives after Beijing and London Olympic samples re-tested

International Olympic Committee announces that 30 athletes from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and 15 from London 2012 have tested positive after retrospective sample analysis

Forty five athletes from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London have tested positive for banned substances after their stored anti-doping samples were re-tested.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday morning that the most recent round of re-analysis using the latest tests and detection techniques not available at the time the samples were originally taken has produced 30 test failures from 2008 and 15 from 2012.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.