6 Olympic athletes positive for CERA
Please is it too much to hope for that none are cyclists for a change. Let some other sports clean house.
IOC reports 6 Olympic athletes positive for CERA
By STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer Stephen Wilson, Ap Sports Writer – 20 mins ago
LONDON – The IOC's pursuit of drug cheats from the Beijing Olympics paid off Tuesday with confirmation that six athletes turned up positive for a new blood-boosting substance in retests of samples from last year's games.
The International Olympic Committee said a total of seven positive tests involving six athletes came back positive for CERA, an advanced version of the endurance-enhancing hormone EPO.
The IOC did not name the athletes or sports involved, saying it was notifying the athletes through their national Olympic committees. The Italian Olympic Committee said one of the positive samples belonged to one of its male athletes.