Over the last ten years or so the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has suspended the Indian Weightlifting Federation twice and even had let off the Indian body with a hefty fine in 2009.
On a positive note: The Indian federation now has 10 new spotter pairs available.
The 3 Indian Federations who had most lifters from the bust (Punjab, Haryana and Delhi) get a one year ban by the Indian Weightlifting Federation.
Each state has to pay $50.000 US fine.
Yesterday I posted on the All Things Gym Facebook page that the verdicts for the Albanian doping cases from worlds are in.
An interview has emerged with Godelli and Pulaku on a program called Sport Magazine. From this report it looks like a reiteration of what Godelli posted in his Facebook comment. If you understand Albanian, translations in the comments are appreciated.
Update: They will appeal in the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport).
From reader Sporting:
In the latest post on Daniel Godelli’s facebook he says Leonidas Sampanis (formerly Luan Shabani in Albania) who they trained with this summer gave them the stanozolol on purpose to get them banned and eliminate qualifying points from Albania so that the Greek team can get spots from 2016.
It’s an interesting theory but based on how public ally he calls him out and the circumstances around it ( he invited them said he would train them gave them supplements which turned out to be doing ) for no benefit to him it makes sense.