Int'l Olympic Committee To Retest Stored Samples From 2006 Torino Winter Olympics
Samples stored from the 2006 Torino winter Olympics are being retested by the IOC "as the eight-year statute of limitations runs out next year and as two labs find hundreds of unrelated positive tests," according to Ganguly & Grohmann of REUTERS. An IOC official said that "the retests were in no way connected to a German state television report about two doping labs finding hundreds of positive tests using new methods." The IOC "is eager to root out cheats long after Olympic Games by using new methods of tracing known banned substances or substances that were not known at the time." The official said, "We are re-testing Torino Games samples as planned. This is not linked to that report" (REUTERS, 11/19).