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State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic doping

MOSCOW (AP) — Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.

Match TV said 11 of the 14 athletes on its retest list are from track and field, including 4x100-meter relay gold medalist Yulia Chermoshanskaya. The others are two weightlifters and a rower.

Doping lab stands quiet as Russia swept by scandals

MOSCOW (AP) — Even as Russia is swept by one doping scandal after another, the national anti-doping laboratory stands almost idle.

Hidden behind a tall fence, a security checkpoint and an anonymous facade on a Moscow sidestreet, the lab's 52 workers have tested just 15 blood samples this year with their cutting-edge machines because the World Anti-Doping Agency has banned them from doing most of their work.

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