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The Canadian Weightlifting Federation in Ottawa wants...

The Canadian Weightlifting Federation in Ottawa wants any country producing a weightlifter with a positive drug test during the Summer Olympics banned in that sport for the next Games.

The federation also wants the country of a weightlifter caught cheating at the World Championships suspended from international competition for a year.

Philippe Saint-Cyr will carry these two Federation recommendations to Budapest, Hungary, for an emergency meeting of the International Weightlifting Federation Nov. 15-16.

Two Bulgarian gold medalists were stripped of medals after testing positive for the weight-loss drug furosemide, which hides the presence of anabolic steroids. The Bulgarian Olympic Assn. then sent home the entire weightlifting team. Four Canadian weightlifters tested positive for anabolic steroids, a hormone drug used to promote growth and muscle bulk, before the Games.

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