OC president says 117 dopers caught months before Olympic opened

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KINGSTON, Jamaica —  International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge says 117 positive cases of doping were uncovered in a three-month period, before the Olympics opened.

“We had 117 positive cases in the period between April 2012 and the opening of the village, so 117 athletes have been caught out of competition,” Rogge said today at a press conference.

“This is 117 cheats who are not going to affect the results of the clean athletes,” added Rogge.

The IOC president hinted that the London Olympic could have been the cleanest ever but said he had to be cautious.


“I have to be careful because there is still competition today and we might hear something tomorrow or the day after, hopefully not but you never know — we had one in competition case and we had seven pre-competition. Again, I think that is a sign that is the system works,” said Rogge..



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