Coach: FTAR struggling to reduce the period of Ineligibility weightlifter Lovchev
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VLADIMIR, 13 Jan. /Offset. TASS Anna Ustinova/. The leadership of the Federation of weightlifting of Russia (FTAR) fights for the reduction of the period of Ineligibility Alexei Lovchev, which is suspended from competition for four years for doping. The journalists said the head coach of man’s Russian national team Pavel Kuznetsov.
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According to the coach, Lovchev will be difficult to obtain the right to participate in the Olympics in 2020, but the opportunity remains.
“It (participation in the Olympic games in Tokyo – approx. TASS) is very difficult due to the fact that in December 2019 will expire when the term of suspension, and he will have six months to obtain a license. To obtain a license, he will have to go through three or four doping control and act two starts, and it is advisable to be the winners . To do this, he needs to train and how to stimulate. It is very hard, but not impossible,” – said Kuznetsov.
According to the chief coach of the men’s national team, Lovchev had all the chances to successfully perform at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro and compete for the gold medal. Currently, the main challenge remains the reduction of the period of Ineligibility.
“He became a victim of those machinations and events that took place at that time. Because of the athlete can be tested in different ways: there is a level for competition, and there is a level that can commit for the year and pulled out all the inside that he had and found, and thereby caught the person,” said Pavel Kuznetsov.
CAS upheld the four-year disqualification weightlifter Alexei Lovchev
The doping scandal Louchebem
July 15, 2016, the court of arbitration for Sport in Lausanne rejected the appeal filed Louchebem on the decision of the International weightlifting Federation, which is 13 may 2016 disqualified athlete for four years and annulled his results at the 2015 world Championships (gold and world record). At the end of December last year, the athlete was suspended from competition for alleged violation of anti-doping rules. In the sample “A” athlete taken during the 2015 world Championships in Houston, TX, had traces ipamorelin – substances that stimulate the production of growth hormones. Later it became known that the doping sample “B”, opened in Montreal, also gave a positive result in the end Lovchev was suspended for four years.
Lovchev earlier told TASS that he was punished for the use of permitted substances ecdisten. In July 2016, the Governor of Vladimir region Svetlana Orlova has appointed Alexei Lovchev adviser on sport.