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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Six Russian Weightlifters Banned From Competition For Doping

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The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) says six Russian weightlifters have been banned from competition for doping violations.

The punishments were based on evidence of cheating obtained by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation of samples taken from the Moscow laboratory at the center of the Russian doping scandal that erupted in 2014, the IWF said in statement on October 8.

Dmitry Lapikov received the heaviest sanction — a competition ban until August 2026.


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