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WADA president: 30 athletes barred from Olympic competition

More than 30 athletes have been barred from competing at the Winter Olympics because of doping violations, the World Anti-Drug Agency announced Thursday.

WADA president John Faney confirmed the number during a news conference, but refused to identify or provide any details about the athletes who have been held out of competition. He said national sports federations were handling the cases.

Fahey said 70 athletes were prevented from competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics because of anti-doping violations. In addition, he expressed confidence in the testing program for the Games.

-- Austin Knoblauch

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 
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