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Russian boxer stripped of Olympic medal for doping offence

Misha Aloian
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Russian boxer Misha Aloian stripped of silver medal

THE Court of Arbitration for Sport has stripped Russian boxer Misha Aloian of the silver medal he won at Rio 2016 for a doping offence.

CAS┬áconfirmed the decision on Thursday and announced Aloian’s results had been disqualified.

Aloian won silver in the men’s flyweight 52kg boxing division but tested positive for the banned stimulant┬átuaminoheptane.

“The results obtained by the athlete Misha Aloian in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, including the silver medal obtained in the Men’s -52kg boxing event on 21 August 2016, are disqualified,” a CAS statement read.

The news came just before an independent investigation revealed that over 1,000 Russian athletes in 30 Olympic and Paralympic sports benefited from systematic cover-up of doping across their country.

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