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Ukraine can be removed from the Olympics

Summary of Disinformation

The national team of Ukraine in weightlifting can be removed from participation in the Olympic Games – 2020 in Tokyo because of three positive doping tests of representatives of the country.

Disproof

The disinformation comes from Zvezda, the official channel of the Russian Ministry of Defence and a notorious disinformation channel. The article does note that also Russian weightlifters may be suspended. On the website of the International Federation of Weightlifting a list of athletes who were suspended from participation in competitions due to doping was published. It mentions two Ukrainian weightlifters, and it's not about the national team as a whole. www.iwf.net/anti-doping/sanctions/,

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Reported in: Issue 115
Date: 30.06.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: TV Zvezda, Olympics, Doping
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Zvezda
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