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New analysis of drug tests from London and Beijing Olympics reveals 45 more failures

With this summer's Olympics just two weeks away, anti-doping labs are still turning up positive drug tests from the last two Games, in London and Beijing. The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that the latest round of reanalysis found another 45 athletes guilty of doping; of those 45, there were 15 positive results from the 2012 London Games, spanning athletes from nine countries and two sports, and 30 from the 2008 Beijing Games, including 23 medal-winners.

The results from this second round of re-testing bring the total number of failed doping tests found during the IOC's reanalysis up to 98. The first round of re-testing, conducted in May, revealed 23 athletes from London tested positive and 31 from Beijing. Two more rounds of reanaylsis will take place during and after the Rio Games, CNN reported.

The IOC said it plans to ban all athletes who were found to test positive from the upcoming Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which begin Aug. 5.