- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

LONDON (AP) - The IOC medical director says the Olympic body “would not hesitate” to retest drug samples from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi if there is evidence that doping controls were manipulated.

A Russian whistleblower told CBS’ “60 Minutes” that the former director of the Moscow anti-doping lab told him that four Russian gold medalists from the Sochi Olympics used steroids.

IOC medical chief Dr. Richard Budgett tells The Associated Press that the Olympic committee “will follow up any issues very clearly.”

He says international experts monitored the testing at the Sochi lab and “we made it as secure as we could.” But he notes the IOC has stored all the Sochi samples at the doping lab in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Budgett says “if there is evidence of manipulation, we would not hesitate to test.”



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