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Wednesday, February 4
Updated: February 5, 4:31 PM ET
 
Tests performed in November at worlds

Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Vladislav Lukanin, one of Russia's top prospects for a weightlifting gold medal at the Olympics, has been banned for two years for doping.

Russian Weightlifting Federation secretary-general Yuri Teryaev said the ban was imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation and covers both international and domestic competitions, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported Wednesday.

The ban was the result of tests performed after Lukanin won the silver medal in the 152-pound class at the world championships in November.

The report did not specify which substance the 19-year-old Lukanin was found to have used.




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