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IWF Statement on Beijing 2008 samples re-analyzed by the IOC

The IWF can confirm that it has been advised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that an athlete has returned a positive test following the re-analysis of samples taken by the IOC in Beijing.

The case is currently confidential and the IWF is bound by the applicable IOC and the IWF Rules and is so unable to confirm the name and/or nationality of the athlete or comment on the case any further.

The IWF would like to express its appreciation to the IOC for the enforcement of the zero tolerance policy that sends the message to every athlete that cheaters will always be caught.