Rauli Tsirekidze

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Rauli Tsirekidze
Personal information
Born 24 May 1987 (1987-05-24) (age 30)
Kutaisi, Georgian SSR
Country  Georgia
Sport Weightlifting

Rauli Tsirekidze or Raul Tsirek'idze (Georgian: რაულ ცირეკიძე; born 24 May 1987, in Kutaisi, Georgian SSR) is a Georgian weightlifter competing in the 85 kg category. He participated in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

On 21 November 2016 the IOC disqualified him from the 2012 Olympic Games and struck his results from the record for failing a drugs test in a re-analysis of his doping sample from 2012.[2]


  1. ^ "Raul Tsirek'idze". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012" (PDF). IOC. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 

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