Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutkov told Match TV that the country plans to immediately appeal the decision to ban all eight of its weightlifters from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for doping.
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Russia's weightlifting team has been barred from competing at the Rio Olympics in August over doping offences, the sport's governing federation said on Friday.
Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard's bronze medal from the London Olympics could be upgraded to gold after the two women who finished ahead of her were nabbed in doping retests.
The International Olympic committee has stripped Ukrainian weightlifter Yulia Kalina of her bronze medal from the London 2012 Olympics.
The weightlifting teams from Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus all are facing bans from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for positive retests of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Games, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.