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Olympic champion Rashid Ramzi claims he's innocent

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Track gold medalist Rashid Ramzi’s backup sample tested positive for a banned blood-booster, the head of Bahrain’s Olympic Committee told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The 1,500-meter champ and four other athletes tested positive for the blood-boosting drug CERA in April retests of their "A" samples from the Beijing Games.

"I can confirm we have received [Ramzi’s] ‘B’ sample and it was positive," said Sheik Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the secretary general of Bahrain’s Olympic Committee.

Ramzi claims he is innocent. Ahmed said his organization has hired a team of lawyers to assist Ramzi in arguing his case….READ MORE

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