Tokyo 2020 does not want a doping headache with weightlifting

Competitors are wary of prohibitions and the effects of reanalyzing samples years after events that could result in loss of medals and status.

Turkey, Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia and the weightlifting powerhouse Romania have already felt the bans for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The International Testing Agency (ITA) and the International Wegightlifting Federation (IMF) are not currently playing with new leadership determined to remove the stigma of corruption and lack of oversight from the past.

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