A number of Brazilian track athletes will receive an early exit from the world championships in Germany, reported as doping suspects. To the AP:
The Brazilian athletics confederation says Bruno Lins Tenorio de Barros, Jorge Celio da Rocha Sena, Josiane da Silva Tito, Luciana Franca and Lucimara Silvestre presented "adverse results" in out-of-competition tests conducted by the confederation on June 15.
The athletes, who were already in Germany for this month's competition, requested their B samples be tested and are returning to Brazil to present their defence.
Three of the five athletes were at the Beijing Olympics last year - Barros helped Brazil finish fourth in the 4x100 metre relay, Silvestre competed in the women's heptathlon and Tito was in the women's 4x400 relay.
A number of Beijing 2008 Olympians included in this group. One would not expect them to have suddenly become dopers in the past year...if you catch our drift.
The photos of Franca and Tito appear a bit strange....androgen influence?