Thirty one athletes from six sports could be banned from this year’s Rio Olympics after failing doping tests when 454 samples from the 2008 Beijing Games were re-examined, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday, Reuters reports.
“Now they will publish (a report for) 2008. I guess that our sportspeople will be there as well. We are talking about 12 countries here,” the agency quoted Mutko as saying.
It should be recalled that on Wednesday, the Russian sportswoman Maria Sharapova has faced an anti-doping panel in London on Wednesday after taking the banned drug meldonium.