Otago Daily Times

IWF under drug cloud


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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