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Russia out of Paris 2024 weightlifting after missing deadline to meet qualifying conditions

  • Weightlifting

Russian weightlifters will not take part in the qualifying programme for next year's Olympic Games in Paris, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced today.

 For every doping violation closed by the International Testing Agency (ITA), which carries out

all anti-doping procedures for the IWF, a fine of $5,000 (£4,000/€4,600) is payable to the IWF.At London

Tatiana Kashirina’s silver - has been forfeited ©Getty ImagesThe long-running investigation into historic doping

in Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), focusing on the Moscow Laboratory, has so far led

at the top of which there are still people who formed the active core of the old rotten corruption-doping

WADA reveals over 200 Russian athletes now been sanctioned in Moscow Laboratory probe

  • Olympics

More than 200 Russian athletes have been sanctioned as part of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA)

WADA has announced that the number of sanctions issued by Anti-Doping Organisations (ADO) based on data

I would also like to thank the International Federations and other Anti-Doping Organisations that have

 "Operation LIMS has required significant operational cooperation from Anti-Doping Organizations

 "The success of this operation is due in large part to the investment that WADA and the anti-doping

©Getty ImagesThe Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) remains non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping

Egypt's Elsayed signs off with record at African Weightlifting Championships

  • Weightlifting

Egypt won three more titles at the African Weightlifting Championships in Tunis, including both the men's and women's super-heavyweights, to round off a week when their top athletes boosted their standings in Olympic qualifying.

then bombed out with five straight no-lifts.Elsayed, who competed at Beijing 2008 and took a long, doping-related

EOC to appoint "paid chief executive", says President Capralos

  • EOC

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is to appoint  a "paid chief executive", the EOC President Spyros Capralos has told his Executive Committee in Paris.

his report, the EOC secretary general, Raffaele Pagnozzi, told the committee that the World Anti-Doping

Russian world and European canoe medallists suspended by ITA

  • Canoeing

Four-times world medallist and 2011 European champion Natalya Lobova is among three Russian canoe athletes suspended by the International Testing Agency (ITA).

Arakcheeva and Vitaly Yurchenko - who has won one European and two world medals - are suspected of anti-doping

rule violations based on data from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory (LIMS), TASS, the official Russian

Water Junior Championships.LIMS recorded the actions related to the results of testing athletes for doping

for the period from 2012 to 2015.In January 2019, the data was transferred to the World Anti-Doping

Agency (WADA), but the latter organisation said it had been manipulated in order to hide doping violations.The

Olympic champion Silnov decides against doping ban appeal

  • Athletics

Beijing 2008 gold medallist Andrei Silnov has decided not to appeal the extension of his doping ban as

Andrei Silnov was indicted following an investigation into Russian doping for the World Anti-Doping Agency

thrower Oksana Kondratyeva.The AIU said all four cases were based on an investigation into Russian doping

for the World Anti-Doping Agency presented in 2016 by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren.

Klokov among five Russian weightlifters banned for 2012 offences

  • Weightlifting

Five retired Russian weightlifters, three of whom lost Olympic silver medals at London 2012 because of doping

2012, based on evidence taken from the Moscow Laboratory during an investigation into state-sponsored doping

Zabolotnaya had already been stripped of the Olympic silver medal she had won at London 2012 because of doping

 She last competed in 2015.The International Testing Agency (ITA), which conducts all anti-doping

Janeiro and was restricted to two quota places at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games because of its historic doping

Exclusive: Weightlifting powerless to stop North Koreans joining Paris 2024 qualifying

  • Weightlifting

North Korea is joining the qualifying programme for weightlifting at next year’s Olympic Games in Paris after an absence from the sport of nearly three and a half years.

During that time its athletes have not been subjected to the same level of anti-doping tests as others

2023, according to a statement by the International Testing Agency (ITA), which carries out all anti-doping

Suppose some lifters turn up with a huge doping-enhanced result in Cuba without any prior testing."

We also note that the PRK National Anti-Doping Organisation, with which the ITA does not collaborate

Convention and the World Anti-Doping Code."

Weightlifters from Russia and Belarus can join Paris 2024 qualifying after IWF vote

  • Weightlifting

Weightlifting has become the latest sport to welcome neutral athletes from Russia and Belarus into its Paris 2024 qualifying programme.

event after the IWF’s decision, although it faces an outright ban from Paris anyway because of multiple doping

Tokyo 2020 Games for reasons beyond her control.Russia was banned outright from Rio because of multiple doping

violations, and Kashirina was provisionally suspended at the time of the Tokyo Games for an historic doping

fourth in the men’s 109kg.Belarus was also restricted to two athletes in Tokyo because of multiple doping