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Rio 2016:Kazakhstan weightlifting teams face doping ban

The weightlifting teams of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus could be banned from the Rio Olympics for anti-doping violations.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said the ban related to the re-testing of samples taken at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

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DPR Korea will host 2018 IWF Junior World Championships

Choosing among five strong candidates, the IWF Executive Board allocated the hosting right of the 2018 Junior World Championships to Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea


IWF Executive Board meeting in Tbilisi


The IWF Executive Board voted in principle about the reallocation of 8 Men 11 Women Quota places available (subject to the approval of the IOC).

In order be fair and keep the balance between continents; considering ranking, universality and countries’ representation, (according to the current standing – subject to changes) the redistribution is as follows:

Africa: KEN (M) / MAR (W) MRI (W)
Asia: QAT (M) SRI (M) / IRQ (W) UAE (W)
Europe: GRE (M) ISR (M) / FIN (W) LAT (W) SWE (W)
Oceania: NRU (M) / SOL (W)
Pan-America: CHI (M) GUA (M) / ARG (W) PER (W) URU (W)IWF Development Program

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Iran Weightlifting Federation organized Fajr championship with High standards


Iranian weightlifters have featured commendable performances at the first edition of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix Fajr Cup, picking up six more medals in the sporting event. 

On Wednesday, Iran’s Mohammad Reza Barari pocketed three gold medals in the 105-kilogram weight category at the Azadi Sport Complex in western Tehran.

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