Competitors are wary of bans and the impact of reanalysis of samples years after events that can mean the loss of medals and status.

Turkey, Columbia, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, and weightlifting powerhouse Romannia have already felt the sting of bans for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


The International Testing Agency (ITA) and the International Wegightlifting Federation (IWF) are not messing around right now with new leadership at the latter determined to the remove the stigma of corruption and a lack of oversight from the past.


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