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Russian weightlifter Lukanin banned for doping
2004-02-05 09:06:00   Xinhuanet  

 

    MOSCOW, Feb. 4, 2004 (Xinhuanet) -- Russian weightlifter Vladislav Lukanin has been banned for two years by the International Weightlifting Federation following a positive test for banned substances, ITAR-TASS news agency reported Wednesday. 

    Russian Weightlifting Federation Secretary General Yury Teryayev said the 19-year-old was also stripped of a silver medal he won at last November's world championships in Vancouver. 

    The Russian federation was also fined 1,000 dollars. 

    Lukanin and the federation refused a second or B test after hisA test was found to contain banned substances, which were not specified. 

    Lukanin will miss this year's Olympics in Athens in August.

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