The 26-year-old, who is also the 105kg world record holder,
was found to have traces of the growth hormone Ipamorelin in his
'A' sample - a urine sample - and was provisionally suspended on
"Yesterday evening, I received a letter from the international
federation regarding my four-year disqualification," Lovchev
told the TASS news agency on Tuesday.
"I don't agree with this decision. Together with my lawyers, I
will fight this verdict at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
We have all the grounds in order to do this," he added.
Russia was suspended from world athletics last year after a
doping investigation exposed widespread cheating and corruption.
(Reporting By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy, editing by Larry King)
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