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IOC to hold hearings on positive cases from Athens

Updated: November 26, 2012, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The IOC will hold hearings early next month for the five athletes whose doping samples came back positive in retests from the 2004 Athens Olympics, the final step that could lead to the stripping of several medals.

IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist told The Associated Press on Monday that disciplinary hearings will determine whether the athletes should be disqualified retroactively and have any medals revoked.

Five samples came back positive earlier this year ...

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