• Belarusian hammer thrower banned for doping

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Belarusian hammer thrower Pavel Krivitsky has been banned for four years for doping by his country's National Anti-Doping Agency.

 Krivitsky, who finsished in fourth-place at last year's European championships in Zurich tested positive for a growth hormone and  the Belarusian National Anti-Doping Agency  handed the him a four-year ban on Sept. 3 backdated to June 22.

In 2005 Krivitsky won the European under-23 champion and took fifth place at the 2011 world championships in Daegu. 

 In 2012, Belarusian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of her Olympic gold medal after testing positive for a banned steroid. 

 Two years ago another Belorussian shot putter Andrei Mikhnevich received Lifetime ban and lost all his world and Olympic games medals since 2005 after  the IAAF’s re-tested his samples stored from 2005  World Championships, Helsinki, Finland.  

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