Rogge predicts as many as 15 Olympic Games doping cases

IOC president Jacques Rogge told the Austrian Press Agency that he is expecting about 15 total...

IOC president Jacques Rogge told the Austrian Press Agency that he is expecting about 15 total doping cases from the Olympic Games in Beijing.

"We had 39 positive cases in the run-up to the games, eight during the games, and seven more possibly coming up," Rogge said Friday.

Rogge, who is running for re-election, estimated another six weeks before testing results are finalized and available. He also gave his opinion on life-time bans. "First-time offenders can't be banned for life. Criminals are also not shot the first time they are caught. Personally I think that doping with anabolic steroids and EPO should be followed by a four year ban."

The International Olympic Committee previously announced in early October that it would retest Olympic Games samples for EPO CERA soon after the latest round of Tour de France doping scandals when several top riders tested positive for the substance.

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