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    Which makes a lot of sense. I only mentioned...

    Which makes a lot of sense.

    I only mentioned it because it shows the gulf which lies between the reported ADRV for "Cocaine" and the reality of inadvertently choosing the wrong herbal tea from a...
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    Seems unlikely given that Kashirina has already...

    Seems unlikely given that Kashirina has already served a doping ban. My understanding is that only athletes who can demonstrate a lifetime of clean participation are eligible for consideration as...
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    I've been reading through some the archived...

    I've been reading through some the archived jurisprudence from TAS/CAS.

    There's not a huge amount of material there but some of the material is fascinating like this unfortunate case in which...
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    She was fifteen at the time of the ADRV so it's...

    She was fifteen at the time of the ADRV so it's possible that no details have ever been published.
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    That is very unfortunate timing given that...

    That is very unfortunate timing given that Romania was confirmed today as the new host city for the 2020 Junior World Championships!

    It's also the 20th ADRV for Romania in the specified Olympic...
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    The Independent Member Federations Sanctions...

    The Independent Member Federations Sanctions Panel (IMSPF) will live to fight another day. Albeit it will now work in conjunction with the CAS Anti-Doping Division as proposed by ~~Voldemort~~ Tamás...
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    https://www.iwf.net/2019/12/05/executive-board-mak...

    https://www.iwf.net/2019/12/05/executive-board-makes-progress-towards-clean-weightlifting/
  8. 6. Experiment with different bar placement to...

    6. Experiment with different bar placement to ensure you're not inadvertently putting pressure on your carotid artery.
    7. Make sure that you don't over-tighten your belt.
    8. Breathe.
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    I don't think that's correct. How else can you...

    I don't think that's correct. How else can you read this sentence in the arbitration: (page 4)

    "Dr. Fedoruk commented on testing done by Quest Diagnostic Laboratories on behalf of Ms. Akuna that...
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    Last year the IWF created the Independent Member...

    Last year the IWF created the Independent Member Federations Sanctions Panel (IMSPF) which imposes sanctions on national federations who exceed the thresholds for Anti-doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)...
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    If I'm reading it correctly, the evidentiary...

    If I'm reading it correctly, the evidentiary section of the arbitration implies that the family of the athlete paid for a third-party lab to test the athlete's urine. So they didn't just throw their...
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    There are no Thai weightlifters in the start list...

    There are no Thai weightlifters in the start list that was released today.

    But bizarrely they have scheduled six women's weight classes (45/49/55/59/64/71) and four men's seight classes...
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    So I've been trying to work out why the Southeast...

    So I've been trying to work out why the Southeast Asian Games has been stripped of its status as a Silver Olympic Qualifying event.

    I saw a passing reference in another article that says that...
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    ITG has published excerpts from a recent letter...

    ITG has published excerpts from a recent letter from Tamás Aján to Thailand's Intarat Yodbangtoey:

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1087615/ajan-attacks-thailand-weightlifting
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    And there is now confirmation in the media that...

    And there is now confirmation in the media that she tested positive.

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1087541/thai-khamhaeng-loses-gold-medal-doping
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    It would seem that another Thai champion has hit...

    It would seem that another Thai champion has hit the skids.

    If you look at the results for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games on the IWF website) you'll notice that KHAMHAENG Supatchanin has quietly...
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    I haven't seen the full results, but somebody posted on Reddit that Eileen Cikamatana competed in an Australian domestic competition on the weekend (the Ian Laurie memorial Cup). She snatched 110 and...
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    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1086962/us...

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1086962/usa-weightlifting-ceo-doping-sanctions
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    I'm not defending Uesaka, but all of the barbells...

    I'm not defending Uesaka, but all of the barbells I've seen have a common weakness - which is the lack of sealing between the sleeve and the shaft. This makes it possible for dust and grit to enter...
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    I spoke to somebody who I believe has credible...

    I spoke to somebody who I believe has credible knowledge of the situation within the IWF.

    They told me that the real reason that the Secretary General is raising this complaint is because Tamas...
  21. I got out of bed and watched the IWF Grand Prix...

    I got out of bed and watched the IWF Grand Prix footage from Lima.

    Cikamatana did 110/115x/115 and 143/148/151. This gave her gold in the snatch, silver in the clean & jerk, and gold in the total...
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    Another Olympic Hopeful hits the skids. This time...

    Another Olympic Hopeful hits the skids. This time it is Chika Amalaha (NGR) who was on track to take the African continental qualification spot for W55 at Tokyo:
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    Another entry for the hall of shame. Ravi Kumar...

    Another entry for the hall of shame. Ravi Kumar Katulu (IND) appears to have been given a four year ban by the Indian domestic testing agency.

    He was a Commonwealth Gold and Silver medalist (so...
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    Thanks. This is good to know. As an aside,...

    Thanks. This is good to know.

    As an aside, I've always wondered why the IWF doesn't leverage its website to provide a single definitive source of event information for international events such as...
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    This event is one of those unusual truncated...

    This event is one of those unusual truncated tournaments with only five male and five female weight-classes being contested.

    I've never really understood why restricted competitions such as this...
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