This one is from commenter J. Amdal who posted this on the 2013 Worlds Page.
According to the website of the Swedish Weightlifting Federation the IWF warned about severe sanctions to nations that have multiple doping cases withing 12 months.
At the meeting in Wroclaw the IWF informed that 1856 doping controls has been made in 2013, that 847 of these (45%) was outside of competition and that 69 (!) tests came back positive.
Nations that have more than 3 positive doping cases within 12 months will be fined 50 000USD which they must pay within 6 months. If the fine is not paid the country will not be allowed to compete in international competitions for two years or until the fine is paid.
The fines start at 50 000USD for three positive cases and increases with 50 000USD for each positive case up until a maximum of 500 000USD (9 cases).
Apparently there has been 114 cases where the doping controllers have shown up to testing where the athletes has not been at their given location. The IWF warned that nations that somehow prevent the controllers from doing their work would be expelled from international competitions as well.
They also presented a list of nations with positive doping cases in 2013 (up until 1. October):
- KAZ 13
- ARM 7
- UZB 6
- UKR 5
- ROU 4
- GEO 4
Polska Sztanga informed on October 22nd that both Tunisia and Georgia has decided to withdraw their team from the World Championship apparently related to several doping cases from each nation.
What’s also interesting is that according to the IWF-magazine (World Weightlifting) there was several positive doping cases amongst the winners both at the European Championship in Tirana and the Asian Championship in Astana.
At the Europeans the failure of the Ukrainian Svitlana Chernievska in the +75kg category is well known, but apparently Marina Shainova from Russia has been disqualified. That makes Milka Maneva for Bulgaria the winner of the 63kg category. I have not found any official publications of the latter case yet. Has anyone else read about this somewhere?
At the Asian Championship the winner of the 85kg category Sorab Mouradi of Iran has been disqualified along with two Kazakh lifters; Alexandr Zaichikov (winner of the 94kg cat.) and Alexandra Aborneva (winner of the +75kg cat.). I can not find any news about these cases either. Has anyone else heard about this?
In other News: Jirka Orsag tested positive for an anti estrogen (Tamoxifen). At the worlds it is also rumored that the entire Czech team got popped. Jirka is waiting for the B probe. He is facing a 2 year ban.
Update: He is banned for 2 years, until 23.09.2015. See the IWF Sanctioned Athletes Page.