Liu Chunhong, who gained gold in Athens in 2004 and Beijing at her house Olympics 4 years later within the ladies’s 69kg class, was among the many most excessive profile listed on the IWF web site.
Teammates Chen Xiexia, who claimed gold within the ladies’s 48kg class, and Cao Lei, who gained the ladies’s 75kg occasion, in 2008 have been additionally named by the IWF.
All examined constructive for the GHRP-2 progress hormone substance whereas Liu’s pattern additionally contained traces of the banned complement Sibutramine, in line with the IWF.
In complete, eleven Beijing medal winners have been named by the IWF as having examined constructive for banned substances and have been provisionally suspended from the game.
The athletes have been from China, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.
“According to the related guidelines and laws, the IWF imposed obligatory provisional suspensions upon the athletes, who stay provisionally suspended in view of potential anti-doping rule violations till their instances are closed,” a press release posted on the IWF web site stated.
“Following the IOC’s selections, the IWF might be able to take over the outcomes administration of those instances.
“Ought to it’s decided in any of the instances that no anti-doping violation was dedicated, the related choice shall even be revealed.
“The IWF won’t make any additional feedback on the instances till they’re closed.”
“We’ll comply with the related IWF and IOC necessities to actively cooperate with the investigation. If violations are confirmed, individuals discovered accountable won’t be tolerated and shall be severely punished in accordance with regulation,” a press release translated from the CWA web site learn.
CNN contacted the weightlifting federations of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine and Azerbaijan Wednesday however had but to obtain responses at time of publication.
CNN’s Steven Jiang contributed to this report.
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