Another 2012 London Olympian caught doping: sprinter Klodiana Shala

The long arm of the law continues to reach back to the 2012 London Olympic Games to test and re-test blood samples. The positive tests continue to roll in. Authorities have until August 2020 to re-test, then the statute of limitations kicks in. Dirty athletes that haven't been caught can breathe a sigh of relief at that time.

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The long arm of the law has once again reached back and discovered yet another 2012 London Olympic athlete has tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs).

Klodiana Shala, an Albanian sprinter has been found guilty of doping from those Games, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

She failed drug tests for anabolic steroid stanozolol – the same steroid that the Turkish used during their mass bust of 31 athletes a few years ago.

Although the 40-year-old did not race the 200-metre event at the London games as scheduled, due to injury, she was still tested. The statute of limitations ends in August 2020.

The IOC has asked that World Athletics suspend the athlete.

She is provided by the opportunity to defend herself in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Apparently, she has not responded.

She also competed in 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games.

SHOESTRINGS: The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are considering reducing the torch relay in light of the near-pandemic coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Apparently they have until sometime in May to decide I the Olympic Games should be cancelled altogether.