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European Weightlifting Federation President hits back at calls from IWF to reconsider appointment of Russian as Anti-Doping Commission chair

European Weightlifting Federation President hits back at calls from IWF to reconsider appointment of Russian as Anti-Doping Commission chair

European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) President Antonio Urso has hit back at calls from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for the continental governing body to reconsider its decision to appoint Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) chief Sergey Syrtsov as the chairman of its Anti-Doping Commission.






Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia weightlifting teams face threat of missing Rio 2016 after multiple positive drugs tests

Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia weightlifting teams face threat of missing Rio 2016 after multiple positive drugs tests

The weightlifting Federations of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia will be suspended for one year in the event that it is proven the countries produced three or more anti-doping rule violations in the combined re-analysis of samples from 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London respectively, it has been confirmed here today.