Sarah Robles

At weightlifting World Championships, integrity of the sport is on the line

At weightlifting World Championships, integrity of the sport is on the line

There is much more at stake than titles for the weightlifters competing at the World Championships this week at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The sport’s integrity and its success at eliminating rampant doping are on the line as the International Olympic Committee considers whether to exclude weightlifting from the 2024 Paris Games. Nine nations whose athletes were found to have committed three or more doping violations in retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics were banned from competing at these world championships, which run through Tuesday. That means no Russia, which had its weightlifters banned from the 2016 Rio Games, or China, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Turkey,...

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