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IOC Confirms Blood Tests Led To Withdrawal

IOC Confirms Blood Tests Led To Withdrawal Of Chinese Olympians

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed the blood tests that led to the withdrawal of at least 40 Chinese team members, including 27 athletes, were tests for the banned endurance drug EPO.

China's Olympic Committee has withdrawn the athletes to protect their "health" and uphold the fairness of the Games.

IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch says he was very pleased to hear the news, describing it as an example that the new system of detecting doping cases will work.

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