“Mutko predicted possible removal from the Russian weightlifting competitions

– A few countries may be a year removed from international competitions in weightlifting for doping violations, said the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko.

“I met with the President of the International weightlifting Federation invited him to our forum “Russia – sports power”. I know that they made a decision and will probably be suspended six to eight countries a year, including our” – said Mutko told reporters.

He noted that this decision is based on the rules of the International weightlifting Federation under which the competition are excluded from the national weightlifting Federation, who have recorded three or more doping case in Olympic cycle.

In connection with a series of doping revelations, the national team of Russia in weightlifting in full force was not allowed to participate in the summer Olympics in 2016.

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