DET INTERNASJONALE VEKTLØFTERFORBUNDET TAR GREP
IWF iverksetter ett års utestengelse, fra 20. oktober 2017, av land
med tre, eller flere positive dopingprøver, etter nygransking av
dopingprøver fra OL 2008 og OL 2012.
IWF President Tamas Ajan uttalte:
“The steps taken in weightlifting today are unprecedented in the
history of sport. They show our total commitment to protect clean
athletes. It was clear to us at the IWF that the problems in these
nine countries required whole national cultures to change.”
“De grep som ble tatt i vektløfting i dag er uten presendens i
idrettshistorien. De viser vår totale forpliktelse til å beskytte rene
idrettsutøvere. Det ble klart for oss i IWF at problemene i disse ni
landene krevde at hele nasjonalkulturer endres.”
De 9 utestengte nasjonene er:
Armenia, Azerbadjan, Hviterussland, Kina, Kazakhstan, Moldova,
Russland, Tyrkia og Ukraina.
Se hele saken nedenfor.
IWF determined to encourage and protect clean weightlifting
20 October 2017; Budapest, Hungary: The one-year suspensions of the
nine IWF Members Federations (MFs) found to have had three or more
anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) during the retesting of samples taken at
Beijing 2008 and London 2012, officially took effect today.
The IWF has informed each of the nine MFs of their suspension, following the
decision of the IWF Executive Board on 30 September 2017 to approve the
recommendation of IWF’s Tbilisi Commission and to uphold the Board’s
decision of 22 June 2016. Each MF will now have 21 days to appeal the decision.
IWF President Tamas Ajan said:
“The steps taken in weightlifting today are unprecedented in the history
of sport. They show our total commitment to protect clean athletes. It was clear
to us at the IWF that the problems in these nine countries required whole
national cultures to change. For many of these member federations, there has
already been a change of leadership and work has already begun to change the
culture. Of course, we welcome these developments, as they will facilitate to
those federations to comply with the requirements of a clean sport.“
“The IWF Anti-Doping efforts will continue with increased intensity in these
9 countries. IWF will do everything to make sure they will put in place the
necessary anti-doping measures to address their doping issues so that they
can take their places alongside the other members of our family once again.”
The IWF will work with the nine suspended MFs to ensure that they implement
the IWF Rules in their countries and construct their national level ‘shields’ to
protect clean athletes. IWF has urged these countries to willingly undertake
complying with a massive set of criteria which aim to trigger the cultural shift
thus ensuring that once these Federations regain their eligibility, a level-playing
field is finally ensured at national level.
IWF expects these MFs to expressly acknowledge their responsibility for clean
sport and to use this opportunity to actively commit to the fight against doping
as a means to restore their reputation.
In case an MF decides to unconditionally accept the set of criteria it automatically
involves the acceptance of being monitored by an Independent Monitoring Group
which will mainly consist of outside-the-sport anti-doping experts.
The Group will carefully assess the situation of each MF which undertakes to
comply with the criteria and create an action plan to address these issues one
The monitoring will continue throughout the entire suspension period.
If fully satisfied, the Group at its sole discretion may decide to grant a Partial
Conditional Reinstatement of the MF’s right to participate at IWF Events. The
earliest time of such reinstatement depends on the gravity of the MF’s violation
of the Policy rendered by the Board on 22 June (i.e.: number and severity of
re-analysis cases). The reinstatement will not affect any other rights of the MF
suspended as per the Board’s decision – these will remain suspended even in
case a conditional lift is granted.
The full suspension will be immediately reinstated if the Group considers that the
MF subject to the conditional reinstatement fails to meet any of the criteria. Any
decision of the Group will be final and binding and will not be subject to appeal.