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RUSSIAN WEIGHTLIFTERS BANNED FROM RIO 2016


Russia's weightlifting team has been banned from competing at the Rio Olympics because of doping offences.Individual sport federations must rule on whether Russians can compete in Rio following the country's doping scandal.Two of the eight-strong weightlifting team had already been banned for doping violations, and another four were named in the McLaren report into doping.Russia's Sports Minister said 272 of the original 387 athletes selected had been cleared to complete in Rio.

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