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2008 Olympic champion race walker caught doping

Updated: August 6, 2012, 5:11 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Defending Olympic 50K race walk champion Alex Schwazer was caught doping in Italy and will miss the London Games.

The Italian Olympic Committee, also known as CONI, said Monday that Schwazer had been removed from the team.

CONI President Gianni Petrucci said Schwazer had admitted to doping on what was a "bitter day" for Italian sports.

Earlier Monday, the team said an unidentified athlete had failed a doping test conducted for the World Anti-Doping Agency before arriving ...

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