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Re-testing uncovers doping from 2005

Athletics

Monaco – The IAAF says several athletes who competed at the 2005 world championships have tested positive for doping following re-testing of their samples and their names will be revealed shortly.

Frozen urine samples were re-tested by the IAAF just within the eight-year statute of limitations for drug violations laid down by the World Anti-Doping Code.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21: A general view of medical vials and syringes on February 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Crime Commission on February 7th released findings from a 12 month investigation into Australian sport, uncovering the possibility of match fixing, drugs in sport and links to organised crime. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

In an email to The Associated Press on Saturday, IAAF deputy general secretary Nick Davies confirmed the announcement last month by Russia's Anti-Doping Agency that it provisionally suspended long jumper Tatyana Kotova for failing a test at the 2005 worlds in Helsinki.

He added that more positive tests from those championships will be announced, although no date was given. – Sapa-AP

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