Weightlifting as a complete has made robust strides within the final yr to make sure their dedication to wash sport. The IWF has now carried out a number of packages to reinforce their effectivity at sustaining their anti-doping measures, and in a latest press release, signaled they received’t be letting up anytime quickly.
Their announcement to proceed their enhanced clear sport diligence comes at an vital time. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) introduced earlier at present that weightlifting remains to be on conditional standing for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. This information got here after the IOC Executive Board assessed a evaluate of the IWF’s stories on their newest anti-doping measures. And whereas the IWF has met and even gained reward from the IOC during the last months on their new anti-doping measures, they’ll stay on conditional standing till additional discover.
IWF President Tama Ajan acknowledged, “We respect the IOC’s decision and our commitment to ensuring clean sport remains as strong as ever. We will continue to work closely in partnership with the IOC and WADA to ensure a clean competition for weightlifters…”
In June 2017, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) first announced their decision to create gender equality at the Olympic Games for weightlifting, although they decreased the full variety of weightlifters set to compete in Tokyo. Around that point, IOC President Thomas Bach additionally careworn his considerations for weightlifting’s doping points and carried out new requirements to be met by the IWF so as to keep a sport that’s held on the summer season Olympic Games, therefore the remaining on conditional standing above.
Since the June announcement, the IWF has made sizable adjustments in the way in which they method anti-doping. These adjustments started from solutions made by the Clean Sport and Sport Programme Commission, impartial advisors, the IOC, and WADA. In addition, the IWF has launched a new Olympics Qualification System, all new weight classes, and the IWF lately started working with USAW and USADA to increase anti-doping educational content to be offered around the globe.
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