Olympics: Two athletes certain for steroids in London 2012 retests – IOC

BERLIN (Reuters) – Two athletes who competed in a London 2012 Olympics tested certain for anabolic steroids following retests of their seven-year-old samples, a International Olympic Committee pronounced on Friday.

Armenian weightlifter Meline Daluzyan, who competed in a women’s 69kg event, tested certain for steroid turinabol while Latvian prolonged jumper Ineta Radevica, who finished fourth, found to have used another steroid, oxandrolone.

Both athletes, who have retired, face doping bans from their particular federations for a use of taboo substances.

The IOC stores and frequently re-tests samples from past Games with methods that did not exist during a time or looking for substances that were not known, as partial of what it says are efforts to strengthen purify athletes and a firmness of a competition.

Samples given a 2004 Athens Olympic Games have been stored and reanalyzed systematically.

More than 110 inauspicious commentary have been found in Olympics given 2004 by re-testing of samples, including dozens from a London Games.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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