Rashid Ramzi, Beijing gold medalist, 1,500 meters, Athanasia Tsoumeleka, 2004 Olympic walking winner, and Vanja Perisic, Croatian U23 bronze medalist were the three athletics athletes who tested positive for CERA in an IOC retest of 847 samples taken from athletes in Beijing.
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Other two names revealed
LONDON (GBR): The rest of two names from athletics tested positive for CERA were also disclosed by news agencies. One is Greek 2004 Olympic walking winner Athanasia Tsoumeleka who was positive also before the games and also later and ended her career in the meantime. Second in Croatian 800 m runner Vanja Perisic. She is European U23 bronze medalist and has a PB of 2:00.21 from last year. In Beijing she was out in heats in 2:06.82. Her name was confirmed by Croatian Olympic Committee.
Special thanks to Alfons Juck, EME News.
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