On October 22, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released its latest findings on weightlifting doping violations on its official website on the 22nd. 18 weightlifters in 6 countries or regions used other people’s imposters to provide urine samples to escape excitement. The investigation of weightlifting, the "severe disaster area" of doping, is still underway.
WADA's intelligence and investigation department began investigating the weightlifting doping issue in August 2017. At present, WADA has forwarded the latest findings to the International Inspection Agency (ITA) under the charge of the International Olympic Committee, which is responsible for the anti-excitement of the International Weightlifting Federation. Agent affairs. WADA revealed that a new detection method has made these 18 problematic urine samples published.
WADA did not release the specific information of the athletes with these problems, but the organization said on its official website: "The WADA Intelligence and Investigation Department has found relevant evidence to prove that during the doping test, someone impersonated the athlete to undergo a urine test to provide no problematic urine. WADA also revealed that the major breakthrough in the case was because someone reported it and experts provided help.
WADA Chairman Banca said that WADA was "horrified" by the incident. He said: "This discovery once again illustrates the importance of reporting channels. As long as those in the know take a brave step, we can make positive changes. WADA will continue to do its best to help innocent weightlifters and provide them with safety and security. Healthy sports environment."
The latest discovery of WADA undoubtedly made the IWF in a vortex of infighting worse. Due to the recent presidential fight for power, the IWF has been warned by the International Olympic Committee that weightlifting faces the risk of being expelled from the 2024 Paris Olympics.