>> 45 more athletes accused of doping in international competitions, after the Olympic Committee retested samples from the 2008 and 2012 games. The total number from that period now reaching 98. 23 were medalists in Beijing. The IOC says the athletes are being informed after which proceedings can begin, as they aim to wipe doping out before the Olympic games in Rio, in just three weeks time.
Doping scandals have plagued the build up to the world's biggest sporting event, with Russia potentially facing a complete ban.