• In this photo taken on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, Belarusian weightlifter Stanislav Chadovich attends a news conference in the Belarus city of Mogilyov, 190 km (118 miles) east of Minsk, Belarus. A Belarusian weightlifter who was mysteriously withdrawn from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been suspended for alleged "urine substitution" in a doping sample. (Oleg Foinitsky/Belta, Photo via AP)

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