The International Weightlifting Federation has banned the Russian federation and all its weightlifters from the Rio Olympics.
The IWF says that the multiple cases of doping by Russian weightlifters have "seriously damaged" the integrity of the sport. The eight Russian Olympic spots have been offered to other countries.
The IWF said the doping results produced by Russian weightlifters are "extremely shocking and disappointing."
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