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16 Year Old Girl Suspended for Doping

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — The International Weightlifting Federation has suspended 16-year-old ¬†for four years and banned Yuliya Kalina for two years for doping.

The federation says Popovici, Romania’s national champion in the 48-kilogram category, tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol in an out-of-competition test.

Popovici, a member of the Botosani Sporting Club, tested positive after she won the national title this year.… Continue Reading...

Russian weightlifters arrested for smuggling steroids

Russian weightlifters arrested for smuggling steroids

Moscow: Authorities in Perm, Russia, have arrested two male Russian weightlifters accused of smuggling and trafficking steroids from Belarus, the region`s narcotics bureau said.

One of the weightlifters, authorities said on Tuesday, is a “master of sports, international class”, a governmental honour given to Russian athletics who win international championships. His younger accomplice has prior steroid smuggling convictions, according to authorities.… Continue Reading...