Olympic weightlifting champion Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan has been charged with swapping his urine samples, which could threaten his gold medal.
The ITA also charged Dumitru Captari of Romania -- who competed alongside Rahimov in the under-77 kg event in Rio de Janeiro - with offences that took place "over a period of time in 2016". Both athletes have been provisionally suspended but it is unclear if the allegations span the 2016 Rio Games where Rahimov claimed gold with a world record lift.
Olympic weightlifting champion Nijat Rahimov has been charged with swapping his urine samples in a doping case that could threaten his gold medal. It is unclear if the allegations include the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where Rahimov took gold with a world-record lift in the men's 77-kilogram class. Rahimov served a two-year ban from 2013-15 in a doping case while competing for Azerbaijan and only returned to represent Kazakhstan a few months before the Olympics.