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IOC's second wave of reanalysis reveals 45 more failed dope tests

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IOC's second wave of reanalysis reveals 45 more failed dope tests

<p>The International Olympic Committee (<span class="caps">IOC</span>) on Friday announced 45 more athletes have failed dope tests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.</p> <p>The results were part of a second wave of re-testing by the <span class="caps">IOC</span> as they continue their ongoing battle with doping.</p> <p>Of the 45 failed tests, 30 were from Beijing 2008 and included 23 medallists.</p> <p>Fifteen were from London 2012, although the <span class="caps">IOC</span> have yet to confirm if any were amongst the medal winners.</p> <p>This second wave of re-tests has taken the total number of athletes who tested positive for prohibited substances to 98.</p> <p>The third and fourth waves of tests are expected to continue during and following the Rio Games which start on August 5.</p> <p>All athletes found to have broken anti-doping rules will not be allowed to compete in Rio.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Second wave of reanalysis reveals banned substances in 45 athletes from Beijing and London <a href="https://t.co/X1NuKfdEqk">https://t.co/X1NuKfdEqk</a> <a href="https://t.co/USBreAcOSM">pic.twitter.com/USBreAcOSM</a></p>— <span class="caps">IOC</span> <span class="caps">MEDIA</span> (@iocmedia) <a href="https://twitter.com/iocmedia/status/756448552260280320">July 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>