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IOC president Rogge hails success of anti-doping program to keep London Olympics clean

08/12/2012 12:12 EDT | Updated 10/12/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has hailed anti-doping efforts to keep the London Games clean as a success.

Rogge says it is "a sign that the system works" that only one athlete has so far tested positive for a banned substance on the day of competing at the Olympics.

Seven more athletes were caught in doping controls conducted since the official Games testing period began July 16. One of the seven competed in London before her test result was known.

Rogge says a further 117 out-of-competition cases were recorded since April, preventing athletes getting to the Games.

Rogge says "this is 117 cheats who are not going to affect the results of the clean athletes."

The IOC chief cautions that some London Games samples are still being analyzed.

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