Track athletes positive after 2005 re-testing

Updated: March 2, 2013, 1:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- The IAAF says several track athletes who competed at the 2005 world championships have tested positive for doping following re-testing of their samples.

The international track and field body says the names of athletes will be revealed at a later date.

Frozen urine samples were re-tested by the IAAF just within the eight-year statute of limitations for drug violations laid down by the World Anti-Doping Code.

In an email to The Associated Press on Saturday, IAAF deputy general secretary Nick Davies confirmed the announcement last month by Russia's Anti-Doping Agency that it provisionally suspended long jumper Tatyana Kotova for failing a test at the 2005 worlds in Helsinki.

He added that more positive tests from those championships will be announced, although no date was given.

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