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Weightlifting is in Jeopardy at the Olympics The IOC warns the IWF to take action on doping

Any news on doping in Weightlifting is always controversially-entertaining for the world and heavy for the Weightlifting community. We discuss the current situation with Doping in Weightlifting in our recent podcast. If you want to get the Baghdad Bob reference, you need to listen to this episode! Let’s start with a quick background on the ongoing situation: We learned from a Whistleblower about the “state sponsored” doping … Continue reading Weightlifting is in Jeopardy at the Olympics The IOC warns the IWF to take action on doping

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Let the “Games” Begin: A Look at Today’s Anti-Doping Measures (Part II)

Breaking News: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released, on July 18, 2016, the highlights of the recently conducted independent McLaren Investigation Report. This damning 103-page report strengthens the case against Russian athletes in the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro. Supporters of strict anti-doping policies will cheer the release of this report that contains, among its highlights, the following: … evidence shows such subversion in … Continue reading Let the “Games” Begin: A Look at Today’s Anti-Doping Measures (Part II)

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Round Table Discussion: Doping, USAW Resident Program, and RIO

With all the doping sanctions in sport just before the Rio Olympics, it’s an appropriate time to discuss how it all affects Weightlifting. Also, the USAW Resident Athlete program, which housed and supported some of our nation’s best lifters, has been shut down. Lastly, we discuss the affairs surrounding the Rio Olympics, and our Olympic Weightlifting team. Check out this episode on iTunes! Anton Jefferson … Continue reading Round Table Discussion: Doping, USAW Resident Program, and RIO

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Let the “Games” Begin A Look at Today’s Anti-Doping Measures (Part I)

On June 15, 2016, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced positive anti-doping results from the re-test of 2012 Olympic samples (IWF’s official disclosure). Ten (7 female, 3 male) lifters, including seven medalists, from five countries tested positive for anabolic agents. The IWF has been notified of an additional 10 positives from the 2008 Olympic Games. Over the next few months, OLift Magazine will feature a … Continue reading Let the “Games” Begin A Look at Today’s Anti-Doping Measures (Part I)