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CAS rejects Russian Olympic flyweight Aloyan appeal

Russian flyweight Misha Aloyan has lost an appeal to have his 2016 Olympic boxing silver medal reinstated after he failed a drugs test.

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement that the appeal against the Dec. 8 decision by the CAS Anti-Doping division had been dismissed and his results from Rio struck off.

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Aloyan failed a test for tuaminoheptane, a stimulant, after undergoing an in-competition doping control on the day of the gold medal bout.

The appeal panel said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) anti-doping rules afforded no discretion and disqualification was a “necessary consequence” of the rule violation.

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