Report: Head of Polish Weightlifting Federation Resigns After Doping Bans

Polish media are reporting the head of the Polish Weightlifting Federation is stepping down after two athletes have tested positive for using illegal substances.

The federation head, Szymon Kolecki, has announced he will step down on Aug. 16, according to the state-run news agency PAP.

The announcement comes after Polish weightlifter Tomasz Zielinski was banned from competing at the Rio Olympics and sent home because he tested positive for a banned substance.

In announcing his resignation, Kolecki said a second weightlifter, Krzysztof Szramiak, had tested positive for an above-normal level of growth hormone. Szramiak did not make the 2016 Polish Olympic team.

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