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3 Russian medalists among 11 positives in 2012 Games retests

Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.

The IWF said in a statement that all 11 athletes, six of whom were medalists, had been provisionally suspended until their cases are closed.

Four of the 11 are Russians, who all tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid.

The positive Russian tests came from Alexandr Ivanov, silver medalist in the men's 94-kilogram division; Nataliya Zabolotnaya, silver in the women's 75-kilogram division; Svetlana Tzarukaeva, silver in the...

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