Moscow: Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Saturday that eight of its athletes in the 2012 London

Olympics were positive for doping following new tests of their samples given during the Games.

“The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially informed the Russian Olympic Committee that the results of new samples taken during the London Olympic Games have returned positive results for eight Russian athletes in three disciplines,” the ROC said in a statement after the IOC on Friday reported 23 new doping failures from retests on 265 samples from London.

Russia this week confirmed that 14 of their athletes were found to be positive in the 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting.