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Latest update : 2009-04-30

The remaining three athletes of six who tested positive for doping at last year's Beijing Olympics have been named as Dominican weightlifter Yudelquis Contreras, walk gold medallist Athanasia Tsoumeleka and Croatian 800m runner Vanja Perisic.

AFP - Dominican Republic weightlifter Yudelquis Contreras tested positive for a new form of banned blood booster EPO named MIRCERA following re-analysis of samples taken by the IOC in Beijing, the Dominican Olympic Committee president Luis Mejia Oviedo told AFP.

The 23-year-old, 2007 Pan American Games champion in the women's 53 kilogramme class, finished fifth in the 53kg category in last year's Olympics.

She completes the list of six Olympic competitors who were found to have failed dope tests following retesting of their samples.

Earlier it had been revealed that Bahrain's Moroccan-born 1500 metres gold medalist Rashid Ramzi, Greece's 2004 women's 20 kilometres walk gold medallist Athanasia Tsoumeleka and Croatian 800m runner Vanja Perisic had also tested positive for the same drug.

The other two to return similar results were cyclists.

Veteran Italian Davide Rebellin - silver medallist in the Olympic road race - and former Gerolsteiner team-mate Stefan Schumacher, who is presently serving a two year suspension for failing a drugs test in last year's Tour de France, were the guilty parties.

Date created : 2009-04-29

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