Lithuanian weightlifter out of Olympics for doping

Published July 16, 2012

| Associated Press

The Lithuanian Weightlifting Federation says Aurimas Didzbalis has been suspended after failing a doping test and will miss the Olympics.

Didzbalis was Lithuania's best hope for a medal at the London Games that start July 27.

The federation said Monday that Didzbalis failed the test that was performed during the European Championship in April. The 21-year-old weightlifter won a silver medal in the 94-kilogram category at the worlds in Turkey.

Didzbalis was stripped of the medal and dropped from Lithuania's Olympic team for failing the doping test, the federation said.

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