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CAS strips Romanian lifter, Russian boxer of Rio Olympics 2016 medals

Romanian weightlifter Gabriel Sincraian and Russian boxer Misha Aloian have been stripped of their Rio Olympics 2016 medals by Court of Arbitration for Sports after failing doping tests at the Games

other sports Updated: Dec 09, 2016 11:25 IST
Romanian weightlifter Gabriel Sincraian (left) and Russian boxer Misha Aloian have been stripped of their Rio Olympic 2016 medals after failing doping tests at the Games
Romanian weightlifter Gabriel Sincraian (left) and Russian boxer Misha Aloian have been stripped of their Rio Olympic 2016 medals after failing doping tests at the Games (Reuters)

Romanian weightlifter Gabriel Sincraian and Russian boxer Misha Aloian have been stripped of their Rio Olympics 2016 medals after failing doping tests at the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday.

Sincraian, who won bronze in the men’s 85kg event, tested positive for exogenous testosterone at the Rio de Janeiro Games on August 12, according to a statement from sport’s highest tribunal.

Aloian, silver medallist in the -52kg boxing event, failed a test for tuaminoheptane, a stimulant.

CAS said the results of both athletes in Rio had been disqualified.

The buildup to the Games was overshadowed by the spectre of doping and about 100 Russian athletes were banned from competing following revelations of a widespread and state-backed doping system in the country.