Executive Board Decisions – Santo Domingo
Executive Board reconfirmed its resolution from before Athens, i.e. that any athlete found positive in the 2004 Olympic Games would be banned from participation in Beijing 2008. Even if they can take part in the Qualification events, their results will not be counted in the qualification of the country.
Iranian Weightlifting Federation’s nine athletes are suspended following positive out of competition doping test prior to the World Championships. (8 athletes for 2 years, 1 athlete for life)
Further the Iranian WF is obliged to pay the fine of 400.000 USD to be spent on increased doping controlls, prevention and International Doping Fund by the IWF. Also Iranian Chief Coach is suspended from every weightlifting activity for life by the IWF and a seriuos investigation is to be conducted within the Iranian Federation.
Indian Weightlifting Federation’s sanction was reviewed by the Executive Board. The amendment states that the ban on the Indian Federation is lifted as soon as the full amount of the doping fine, 50,000 USD is paid to the IWF.
Argentinian Weightlifting Federation was sanctioned to pay 50,000 USD following Anti Doping Code violations by three athletes in 2006.
Russian Weightlifting Federation was sanctioned to pay 250,000 USD following Anti Doping Code violations by more than three athletes in 2006.
Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation was sanctioned to pay 250,000 USD following Anti Doping Code violations by more than three athletes in 2006.