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IWF Executive Board decision on the sanctions imposed on the Nigerian Federation

I. Preamble

The IWF Executive Board hereby acknowledge the achievements of the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation (“NWF”) and its valuable contribution to the Weightlifting Sport.
The IWF Executive Board express the need to all member National Federations to strengthen the Anti-Doping Program within their countries.
II. Sanctions
1. The NWF shall be suspended from all international events for one year of period of time until 11 September 2006.
2. The NWF shall pay the fine of US 30,000 that is thirty thousand US dollars, before being readmitted to the membership of IWF. The IWF Executive Board declares that the fine shall be used for the purpose of anti-doping activities.
3. The NWF shall identify the coaches and athletes involved in this matter and impose the necessary sanctions.

Budapest, 24 November 2005