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Rio Olympics 2016: Romanian weightlifter Gabriel Sincraian tests positive

Gabriel Sincraian lifting during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Romania had two quota places for August’s Rio Olympics withdrawn because of multiple positive tests during the qualification period

Romanian Olympic weightlifting bronze medallist Gabriel Sincraian has tested positive for the banned substance testosterone.

The 27-year old made the podium at Rio 2016 in the men’s 85kg category with a lift of 390kg.

Having already served a two-year doping ban, he could now face a lifetime ban.

“There is no final decision on sanctions relating to the Rio Olympics yet,” the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said in a statement.

The IWF has declined to make any further comment until the case is closed, but the officially endorsed World Weightlifting magazine has promoted fourth-placed Denis Ulanov from Kazakhstan to the bronze medal and lists Sincraian as disqualified.

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Positive test for Norwegian skier

Norwegian three-time Olympic cross-country skiing medallist Therese Johaug has also failed a doping test for the prohibited steroid clostebol.

Her country’s ski federation said the substance had been in dcame from a sun lotion given to her by team doctor Fredrik Bendiksen, who has resigned and described the violation as his “personal mistake as a doctor”.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/37643479