The Court of Arbitration for Sport has cut the lifetime ban on Iranian weightlifter Saeid Ali-Hosseini for a second doping offense to 12 years.

Ali-Hosseini was barred by the CAS until October 2021, when he will be 33, after he tested positive for the anabolic steroid methandienone.

The incident has once again brought forward the association between anabolic steroids and professional sportsmen.

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