Disinfo: Ukraine can be removed from the Olympics


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.


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/,


  • Reported in: Issue 115
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: TV Zvezda, Olympics, Doping


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