LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Romania has been restricted from contending in weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics over past doping cases, the International Weightlifting Federation governed in a choice distributed on Thursday.
The Romanian Weightlifting Federation was given a one-year restriction from rivalry more than five doping cases. Those included exclusions for each of the four of Romania's weightlifters from the 2012 Olympics after different prohibited substances were found in later retesting of their examples.
One of those competitors, Gabriel Sincraian, additionally lost an award from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for another bombed drug test.
Romania turns into the fourth nation banned from the Tokyo weightlifting rivalry after Egypt, Malaysia, and Thailand, which were additionally prohibited over doping-related issues. Another 15 nations can send just a predetermined number of competitors to Tokyo over past doping, including significant forces Russia, Iran, and Turkey.
The IWF administering takes into account Romania's suspension to be lifted four months right off the bat Feb. 15 if the Romanian organization pays a fine of $50,000 and nothing else of its competitors or staff defy against doping guidelines before then, at that point.Dr. Dhillon Randeep
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