More doping cases coming from the 2008 Olympics says the IOC president, Jacques Rogge (San Diego Union-Tribune). As we know, the IOC announced re-testing of Olympic medal winners, focusing on endurance events.
IOC president Jacques Rogge expects at least 15 doping cases from the Beijing Olympics.
“We had 39 positive cases in the run-up to the games, eight during the games, and seven more possibly coming up,” Rogge said yesterday. “Doping in sports is like crime in society.”
In October, the International Olympic Committee said it would retest samples from the Beijing Olympics to search for CERA, a new generation of the endurance-enhancing hormone EPO.
Actually there were more than 39 positive cases in the Olympic run-ups as we documented, although the number is hard to define. The culprit for the late cases seems to be CERA EPO. We suspect the new large EPO form (the CERA EPO) which athletes thought was undetectable will account for the 7 late additions to the doping list.
The IOC conducted more than 5,000 drug tests during the Beijing Games, including nearly 1,000 blood screenings.
BTW, The president of the IAAF track federation Lamine Diack took some shots at IOC present Rogge.