14 Russian athletes tested positive for doping

14 Russian athletes tested positive for doping

14 Russian athletes tested positive for doping

Written by Tharushan Fernando

25 May, 2016 | 8:13 am

The Russian Olympic Committee has said 14 of its athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics tested positive for doping during re-tests of their samples.

Sports minister Vitaly Mutko said the news of the positive tests “certainly doesn’t look good”.

But speaking to foreing media Mutko said the results were “not an objective picture” of Russia’s doping situation.

The country’s athletes are currently banned from international competition.

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