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2022 Birmingham CWG: Nations will lose berths if weightlifters are caught for doping

By B Shrikant | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The Commonwealth Games Federation’s move could hit countries with poor doping record like India
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IOC disqualifies three Romanian weightlifters from 2012 London Olympics(File)
IOC disqualifies three Romanian weightlifters from 2012 London Olympics(File)

2 weightlifters lose London Olympic medals because of doping

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The latest sanctions bring the total of London doping cases to 77, five more than at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to IOC statistics.
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World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015.(REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo)
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015.(REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo)

Indian lifting body faces heat after 15 doping violations

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 09:29 AM IST
As per standard procedure, a copy of each and every dope violation is sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) headquarters in Montreal and the sport’s international body—in this case the International Weightlifting Federation.
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File picture of Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu(PTI)
File picture of Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu(PTI)

Was on the verge of quitting weightlifting and job after doping charges: Sanjita

By PTI | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Sanjita rued the year that was lost to the controversy and vowed to come back stronger after missing the Asian Games and the World Championships in 2018. .
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Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event.(PTI)
Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event.(PTI)

Sanjita Chanu’s provisional ban lifted by International Weightlifting Federation

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 09:36 AM IST
Sanjita, who had won a gold in the women’s 53kg category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, had tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone as her urine sample was taken prior to the World Championships in November 17.
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File image of Ruslan Nurudinov.(Reuters)
File image of Ruslan Nurudinov.(Reuters)

Weightlifting: Two Olympic champions banned after tests reanalysed

By AFP | Paris
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 11:38 PM IST
Ukrainian Oleksiy Torokhtiy, Olympic -105kg gold medallist six years ago, and Uzbek Ruslan Nurudinov, who won the same category in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, both tested positive for anabolic steroids.
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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won a gold in the women’s 48kg category at the World Championships held in United States last November.(AP)
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won a gold in the women’s 48kg category at the World Championships held in United States last November.(AP)

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu likely to compete in 49kg at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 08:40 PM IST
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu may have to compete in the 49kg class at Tokyo 2020 Olympics instead of her current 48kg category as the international federation recently decided to introduce new categories in the sport.
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India's Yuki Bhambri will be playing the US Open instead of 2018 Asian Games.(AFP)
India's Yuki Bhambri will be playing the US Open instead of 2018 Asian Games.(AFP)

Yuki Bhambri, Sanjita Chanu dropped from TOP Scheme

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 09:55 PM IST
Yuki Bhambri was left out of TOP Scheme as he will not take part in the Jakarta Asian Games in August-September as the dates clash with the US Open, where he is expected to qualify for the main draw.
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Sanjita Chanu has been handed a provisional suspension by the International Weightlifting Federation after her ‘A’ sample tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone.(PTI)
Sanjita Chanu has been handed a provisional suspension by the International Weightlifting Federation after her ‘A’ sample tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone.(PTI)

Manipur CM asks Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to intervene in Sanjita Chanu doping controversy

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Imphal
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 01:58 PM IST
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has written a letter to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, saying there could have been “mixing up or exchange” of the dope sample of Sanjita Chanu taken in the United States of America in November last year.
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Two-time Commonwealth Games champion weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on Thursday tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and was provisionally suspended by the international federation.(Twitter)
Two-time Commonwealth Games champion weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on Thursday tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and was provisionally suspended by the international federation.(Twitter)

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu claims she’s innocent, will challenge suspension

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 01:37 PM IST
Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, who has been provisionally suspended for testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid, has denied any wrongdoing.
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K Sanjita Chanu set a new Commonwealth Games (CWG) record in Gold Coast with a lift of 84 kg in snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk, to finish with a total of 192 kg.(PTI)
K Sanjita Chanu set a new Commonwealth Games (CWG) record in Gold Coast with a lift of 84 kg in snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk, to finish with a total of 192 kg.(PTI)

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, CWG gold medallist, fails dope test, gets suspended

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 07:39 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is yet to clarify whether weightlifter Sanjita Chanu tested positive for testosterone in Gold Coast or some other international competition.
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Indian weightlifters could have their Olympic quotas cut down due to the latest clampdown on doping.(Getty Images)
Indian weightlifters could have their Olympic quotas cut down due to the latest clampdown on doping.(Getty Images)

Indian weightlifters to feel the heat in latest doping clampdown

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 09:30 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), in order to clean up the sport , has decided to allot fewer Olympic quota places to countries which have had more positive cases at the international level from 2008 onwards
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India and Russia could face the heat due to new rules aimed at clamping down on doping in the sport.(Getty Images)
India and Russia could face the heat due to new rules aimed at clamping down on doping in the sport.(Getty Images)

Russia, India among nations to lose Olympic weightlifting spots in doping clampdown

By Reuters | Reuters, London
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 11:40 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation’s new rules state that any nation with 20 or more doping violations from 2008 to 2020 will have just one man and one woman at the Olympic Games
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