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LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.
Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to Greece on Friday for a visit crisis-hit Athens hopes will bring energy and trade deals, including progress on a new Russian pipeline. "Russia needs to compete with China which is in the process of piecing together a 'pearl necklace' of ports" from Europe to the south China sea, Mazis told Skai television. In an article in Kathimerini daily on Thursday, Putin said Russia was interested in tenders involving Greek rail assets and the port of Thessaloniki, a major gateway into the Balkans.