2008 Olympic champion race walker caught doping
LONDON (AP) — Defending Olympic 50K race walk champion Alex Schwazer tested positive for doping and will miss the London Games.
The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said Monday that Schwazer had been removed from the team.
Earlier Monday, the team said an unidentified athlete had failed a doping test conducted for the World Anti-Doping Agency before arriving in London. Details of the alleged doping offense were not given.
The 27-year-old Schwazer had been due to defend his 2008 Olympic title in the 50-kilometer walk on Sunday.