Lausanne - The IOC has left weightlifting at risk of being
cut from the 2024 Olympics, and ordered retesting of more stored doping samples
from the 2012 London Olympics.
Asked to update the IOC executive board on Wednesday about
handling the sport's doping problem, the International Weightlifting Federation
must now report again by June.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says
more reanalysis of London Games samples will have a "special emphasis on
The IOC stripped 29 weightlifting medals after 49 positive
tests, most involving steroids, came back from reanalysis of the 2008 Beijing
Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.
The sport stays on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic line-up, though
with 64 fewer athletes and one men's event cut.
Bach says countries with most anti-doping violations should
be targeted to lose entries.