The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Alexei Lovchev’s appeal of his anti-doping violation from the 2015 IWF World Championships. The CAS’ decision to uphold the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) decision means Lovchev will serve a four-year ban and the removal of his clean and jerk world record.

With theĀ 264kg clean and jerkĀ invalidated, Hossein Reza Zadeh’s 263kg lift remains the world record.

Click here for the official media release from CAS.