Thailand to host World Championships despite voluntary ban

FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Weightlifting - Final - Women's 58kg - Riocentro - Pavilion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 08/08/2016. Sukanya Srisurat (THA) of Thailand competes. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

(Reuters) – Thailand has voluntarily banned itself from all weightlifting, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, because of its recent doping record but will still host the 2019 World Championships, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Friday. Eight Thai weightlifters tested positive for banned substances at last year’s World Championships, two of whom are […]

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