2016 Olympic Athletes could be banned

Athletes and federations face Olympic doping bans, says IOC chief

2016 Olympic Athletes could be banned

According to Sports.Yahoo.com :

Lausanne (AFP) – IOC president Thomas Bach said Wednesday that athletes and federations face tough sanctions up to a lifetime ban as he warned that doping has hit “an unprecedented level of criminality”.
The International Olympic Committee leader also stepped up calls on Russia to clear up accusations of interference in testing at its doping laboratory during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

In a new sign of pressure on Russian sport, the New York Times said US prosecutors have started an investigation into doping by Russian athletes.

With 31 athletes from 12 countries already facing a ban from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August after new tests on samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Bach warned of new punishment if accusations against Russia were proved.

The allegations against the Sochi laboratory are “very detailed and therefore very worrying”, Bach said in a commentary published in newspapers around the world.

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