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Ukrainian weightlifter expelled
BEIJING, Aug 23 (AP):
Published on 24 Aug. 2008 12:01 AM IST
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Ukrainian weightlifter Igor Razoronov has become the sixth athlete kicked out of the Beijing Olympics for doping. The International Olympic Committee says Razoronov tested positive for the steroid nandrolone after finishing sixth in the 105-kilogram (231.5 pounds) division. The IOC ruled Saturday the 38-year-old Razoronov was disqualified and excluded from the games. Five other athletes had been previously caught for doping. Another Ukrainian, Lyudmila Blonska, was stripped of her heptathlon silver medal Friday. She tested positive for the steroid methyltestosterone. Also disqualified were Greek hurdler Fani Halkia, North Korean shooter Kim Jong Su, Spanish cyclist Isabel Moreno and Vietnamese gymnast Thi Ngan Thuong Do. Kim was stripped of silver and bronze medals. The IOC has carried out more than 4,600 doping tests so far

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