12 December 2023

The ITA welcomes the decision of CAS confirming the sanction of weightlifter Nijat Rahimov for sample swapping

The appeal division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed that weightlifter Nijat Rahimov (Kazakhstan) committed several anti-doping rule violations for using a prohibited method (urine substitution) and confirmed the sanction of 8 years of ineligibility and the disqualification of all results obtained from 15 March 2016, including the gold medal (men’s 77 kg) in the Olympic Games 2016 Rio de Janeiro.


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