Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Other Sports - 24. January 2019.

Olympic champion among 4 Thai weightlifters to test positive

An Olympic champion was among four Thai weightlifters to test positive for doping, the International Weightlifting Federation said Tuesday.

Sopita Tanasan, who won gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, tested positive for steroids and artificial testosterone after finishing fourth at the world championships in November.

The Newstribune

Image result for Sopita Tanasan

Two others, Thunya Sukcharoen and Sukanya Srisurat, won world titles at the competition and risk being stripped of their medals after also testing positive for at least one anabolic steroid and artificial testosterone. If found guilty, Srisurat faces a potential eight-year ban for a second offense.

Chitchanok Pulsabsakul also failed a doping test after finishing sixth.

Weightlifting is under pressure from the International Olympic Committee to crack down on drug use after dozens of doping cases. In one event from the 2012 Olympics, six of the top seven finishers were later disqualified for doping.

Weightlifting is still on the Olympic program for next year's Tokyo Games, but only provisionally for 2024.

The IWF said all world championship competitors' tests initially came back clean, but the Thai cases followed extra analysis of certain "target" athletes "using the most sophisticated available technique" at a German lab.

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
Women sport news - England blast South Africa aside to set up a Silver Ferns Semi Final

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com-check out twitter @womensport for interviews

Women sport news - Jamaica upset Uganda in Final Preliminary Match

Picture by Isabel Pearce/SWpix.com 

18. July 63
Women sport news - LAST-GASP GALLAGHER RESCUES DRAW FOR SCOTLAND

LAST-GASP GALLAGHER RESCUES DRAW FOR SCOTLAND

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 






18. July 53
Women sport news - REGAL QUEENS IMPRESS AS ZIMBABWE ARE BEATEN

REGAL QUEENS IMPRESS AS ZIMBABWE ARE BEATEN

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

18. July 106
Women sport news - SILVER FERNS EDGED 50-49 BY AUSTRALIA IN FINAL PRELIMINARY MATCH

SILVER FERNS EDGED 50-49 BY AUSTRALIA IN FINAL PRELIMINARY MATCH

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com-live interviews on twitter @womensport

18. July 95
Women sport news - Northern Ireland defeat Barbados on Day 7

Northern Ireland defeat Barbados on Day 7

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.
check out live interview with Dan Ryan @womensport



17. July 126
Women sport news - South Africa make history in Liverpool

South Africa make history in Liverpool

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - check out live interviews on twitter @womensport and facebook

17. July 73
Women sport news - Scotland start strong but Jamaica come through

Scotland start strong but Jamaica come through

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com

17. July 57
Women sport news - Crowd go wild as England advance in Liverpool

Crowd go wild as England advance in Liverpool

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com 

17. July 82
Women sport news - DEFENDING CHAMPION GILIS HANDED TOUGH DRAW
17. July 97
Women sport news - SAMOA MAINTAIN PERFECT GROUP E RECORD

SAMOA MAINTAIN PERFECT GROUP E RECORD

Picture by Allan McKenzie SWpix.com 

17. July 81
Women sport news - FIJI WIN AGAIN TO KEEP 13TH PLACE HOPES ALIVE

FIJI WIN AGAIN TO KEEP 13TH PLACE HOPES ALIVE

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 

UP
Have you read it?
England blast South Africa aside to set up a Silver Ferns Semi Final

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com-check out twitter @womensport for interviews

Jamaica upset Uganda in Final Preliminary Match

Picture by Isabel Pearce/SWpix.com 

Please follow us