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Volume 10 No. 25
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Olympic Notes: Swedish Hockey Player, Austrian Cross-Country Skier Test Positive

Swedish hockey player Nicklas Backstrom "became the sixth athlete to test positive at the Winter Olympics." Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr "was revealed on Sunday to have tested positive for blood-boosting drug EPO before the Games" (BBC, 2/23). ... India has sought input from the IOC "to fine tune its proposed comprehensive legislation on prevention of 'match and spot fixing' in the backdrop of such allegations in cricket" (PTI, 2/23).