Otago Daily Times

IWF un­der drug cloud

- Doping · Sports · Weightlifting · International Weightlifting Federation

Weightlift­ing: A three­year in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the In­ter­na­tional Weightlift­ing Fed­er­a­tion (IWF) has un­cov­ered cases of sus­pected urine sub­sti­tu­tion and ‘‘dop­pel­gangers’’ be­ing used to im­per­son­ate ath­letes, the World An­tiDop­ing Agency (Wada) said yes­ter­day.

Eigh­teen weightlift­ers from six coun­tries were sus­pected of giv­ing ma­nip­u­lated sam­ples, Wada said, adding that the cases of urine sub­sti­tu­tion would be for­warded to the In­ter­na­tional Test­ing Agency.

Wada said it had found ev­i­dence of ‘‘dop­pel­gangers’’ be­ing used to im­per­son­ate ath­letes dur­ing the sam­ple col­lec­tion process. — Reuters

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