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July 31, 2008 – Seven Russians Caught Doping Prior to Beijing Olympics

“A sting operation conducted over the past 16 months result[s]… in the doping suspension of seven female Russian track and field athletes, five of them Olympians, bringing international embarrassment and dealing a potentially severe blow to the country’s medal chances in middle-distance running and field events at the Beijing Games.

The women were suspended by track’s world governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, which investigated suspicious Russian tests for more than a year and accused the seven athletes of illicitly substituting someone else’s urine for their own in an attempt to subvert antidoping controls.”