|http://sports.sina.com.cn 2004年08月20日 17:15 新浪体育|
Five weight-lifters were suspended on Thursday for failing appear in drug test, including 2 who pulled out just before walking towards the working stand. Then Internation Olympic Commitee comfirmed on Thursday that it was aware of the 5 positive cases.
"The IOC is aware of this. We welcomed and praised the federation for their hard work they do systematically, testing of all their athelets, this is something they've done in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney, and they've done that here as well. And they sell out 5 positive cases."
The cases are the way to set back for a sport played by cheating atheletes during the last two summer games when the distressing too overshadow some exceptional performances on the lifting ground.