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Bulgarian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics

  • Bulgaria will not be allowed to compete in weightlifting at next year's Rio Olympics for mass positive doping tests, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has declared. IWF made the decision Thursday to give out the punishment after 11 Bulgarian weightlifters were tested positive for doping earlier this year, reports Xinhua. The federation also said it decided to remove one Olympic berth from Romania because of multiple positive doping cases during the qualification period for the Rio Games. Source: IANS