Lithuania loses weightlifting slot over doping

Jul 10, 2012, 09:41 IST | AFP

Lithuania has lost its slot in the London Olympics weightlifting competitions after an athlete from the Baltic state failed an anti-doping test, the team coach said yesterday

“Certainly we won’t be participating at the Olympic Games. The reason is doping,” said Bronislovas Vysniauskas, who is also vice-president of the Lithuanian weightlifting federation.

Lithuania was stripped of its berth on July 2, another federation official said.

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