Russian Weightlifting Federation President vows "No more!" - promises to clean up sport in his country

2018/5/6 13:10:56

"We are trying to teach our athletes to win the correct way, the legal way," Agapitov, winner of the gold medal in the 91 kilograms category at the 1997 World Championships, told insidethegames here.   


By Duncan Mackay in Moscow for Inside the Games, May 5, 2018:


Russian Weightlifting Federation President Maxim Agapitov [pictured – on left] has vowed that he will do everything possible to try to ensure his country eradicate the doping problem in the sport in his nation.


Agapitov has been a leading figure in arranging an International Anti-Doping Seminar here, organised in cooperation with the International Weightlifting Federation, and seen as a key event in helping Russia's rehabilitation back into top-level competition when their year suspension from the sport ends in October.


Russia is among countries with at least three doping offences from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 who were suspended.


Also suspended were Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Ukraine.


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