February 10, 2006

Some athletes test positive for doping: Italian official

TURIN (Reuters) - Several Winter Olympics athletes have
tested positive for doping in pre-Games drugs checks, an
Italian Health Ministry official said on Friday.

Giovanni Zotta, who is an Italian representative on the
International Olympic Committee's anti-doping commission, told
Reuters that preliminary tests had found the banned substance
Erythropoietin (EPO) in "several athletes."