Turkish weightlifting champion Nurcan Taylan has been banned for four years for doping and will miss the London Olympics.
The Olympic, world and six-time European champion tested positive for an undisclosed banned substance in October.
The Turkish Weightlifting Federation on Thursday confirmed the ban imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation.
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Taylan's lawyer, Erkan Kucukgungor, told the state-run Anadolu Agency that his 28-year-old client had initially feared a lifetime ban but is now hoping the suspension might be shortened on appeal.
Taylan won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She set a world record in the 48-kilogram clean and jerk at the 2010 world championships.