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