IOC reports 23 new doping failures from London Olympics

Lausanne (AFP) –


The International Olympic Committee on Friday reported 23 new doping failures from retests on 265 samples from the 2012 London Games.

The 23 were from six countries and took part in five different sports. The revelation came one week after the IOC said 31 new cases had been found from 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"Reanalysis of the "A" samples from 23 athletes in five sports and from six National Olympic Committees who competed at the Olympic Games London 2012 has returned Adverse Analytical Findings," the IOC said in a statement.