IOC to study past samples

for dope cheats

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to re-test doping samples given at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin before the next edition in Sochi, Russia, subjecting them to the latest methods of detection. The international body has kept every sample given by top athletes since the 2004 Games in a huge freezer at its anti-doping laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland, in the hope that previously undetected doping can be exposed. “We (will) hopefully benefit from the fact that science has progressed a lot in the past eight years,” IOC medical director Richard Budgett said.AFP