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Lithuanian lifter fails doping test

Updated: July 16, 2012, 12:04 PM ET
Associated Press

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- 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.

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