IOC President Bach has threatened the IWF with the exception of weightlifting from the Olympic games

Президент МОК Бах пригрозил IWF исключением тяжелой атлетики из программы Олимпийских игр

Thomas Bach

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach made a statement that he was shocked by the report on the activities of the International weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Bach also noted that there is likely to exclude weightlifting from the Olympic games program.

“I was shocked by the report of weightlifting, according to Tamas Ajan. We need to find ways to clear the IWF. I want to help them. We reserve the right to take tough measures. To the extent that weightlifting will not be represented in the program of Games”, – quotes the words of Bach’s “Sport-Express”.

We will remind, in April the Executive Committee of IWF approved the resignation Tamasha Ayan, who has headed the organization since 2000. In respect of his conduct of the investigation, suspecting Ayana of corruption and concealment of violations of anti-doping rules.

Earlier, the IOC threatened by the rejection of the AIBA Boxing for the Olympics in 2020 due to similar problems.

We will remind, the IOC has deprived Ukrainian weightlifter Oleksiy torokhtiy the gold medal of the Olympic games of 2012 for violating anti-doping rules.