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Italy Withdraws Athlete From London Olympics Games for Doping

August 06, 2012

Italy withdrew an athlete from the London 2012 Olympics games after he tested positive for doping, the Italian National Olympic Committee said on its website, without giving details.

The athlete is Alex Schwazer, who won the men’s 50- kilometer walk in Beijing in 2008, Ansa newswire reported, citing his trainer.

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