COPENHAGEN — Five athletes who tested positive for doping after blood sample retests from the 2008 Beijing Olympics will learn their fate in December, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

Bahrain’s Olympic 1,500 meters gold medallist Rashid Ramzi, who could have his medal stripped, and four other athletes tested positive for the blood booster CERA. All first-time doping offenders could face a two-year suspension while second-time offenders are liable to a lifetime ban.

“A decision will be taken in December (at the IOC executive board),” senior IOC member Gerhard Heiberg told Reuters….Read More

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