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    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed on Friday a Russian heavyweight lifter’s appeal against a four-year ban over doping.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Alexei Lovchev won a record number of gold medals at the 2015 World Championships in Houston, US, but was disqualified and suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) in May after failing a doping test.

    "The IWF decision is confirmed in full," the court said in a statement on the appeal that was filed by Lovchev in June 2016.

    The 27-year-old Russian athlete has allegedly tested positive for ipamorelin, which is a growth hormone.


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