Retested Beijing athletes to learn fate in December

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…

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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….

Reports – Olympic champion Ramzi "B" sample positive

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…