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Doping Scandal Prompts Olympic Disqualifications

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Doping Scandal Prompts Olympic Disqualifications

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Doping Scandal Prompts Olympic Disqualifications

Doping Scandal Prompts Olympic Disqualifications

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For the first time ever, Olympic athletes are receiving blanket disqualifications for doping violations. In the past, athletes were stripped of medals for events in which infractions occurred, but kept medals they won earlier in the Games. The change in policy makes one Canadian cross country ski star very happy. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.