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Switzerland: ‘No adverse analytical findings’ on Russian athletes’ Sochi samples - IOC01:58

Switzerland: ‘No adverse analytical findings’ on Russian athletes’ Sochi samples - IOC

Switzerland, Lausanne
December 7, 2016 at 21:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

Following the second day of meetings of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board members in Lausanne, Wednesday, Richard Budgett, the organisation’s Medical and Scientific Director, told the press about the IOC's reanalysis programme for doping samples.

“The real aim of doing this is firstly as a deterrence, so that athletes that are thinking of cheating, will realise now that be it four years, be it six years, be it eight and in the future 10 years because of the new code, they could still be caught and they are very likely to be caught, so they need to watch out,” he said.

Budgett said they have already reanalysed around 60 blood samples from Russian athletes who participated in the Sochi games, but that “but there were no adverse analytical findings.”

The IOC Executive Board meeting is held at the Lausanne Palace Hotel, and concludes on December 8.

Switzerland: ‘No adverse analytical findings’ on Russian athletes’ Sochi samples - IOC01:58
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Following the second day of meetings of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board members in Lausanne, Wednesday, Richard Budgett, the organisation’s Medical and Scientific Director, told the press about the IOC's reanalysis programme for doping samples.

“The real aim of doing this is firstly as a deterrence, so that athletes that are thinking of cheating, will realise now that be it four years, be it six years, be it eight and in the future 10 years because of the new code, they could still be caught and they are very likely to be caught, so they need to watch out,” he said.

Budgett said they have already reanalysed around 60 blood samples from Russian athletes who participated in the Sochi games, but that “but there were no adverse analytical findings.”

The IOC Executive Board meeting is held at the Lausanne Palace Hotel, and concludes on December 8.

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