LONDON — Backup "B" sample tests came back positive for 1,500-meter gold medalist Rashid Ramzi and four other athletes accused of blood doping at the Beijing Games, an Olympic official with knowledge of the results told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The athletes tested positive for the blood-boosting drug CERA in retests of their Beijing "A" samples earlier this year. Now, the "B" samples have confirmed the positive findings, the official said on condition of anonymity because the results are considered confidential pending a hearing.

The initial "A" sample results first were announced April 28……READ MORE

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