June 9, 2017 / 5:03 PM / 3 years ago

IOC warns weightlifting federation to tackle doping

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attends a news conference after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The governing body of weightlifting (IWF) has been warned that the sport risks exclusion from the 2024 Olympic Games if it does not provide a “satisfactory” report about how it is dealing with doping by December.

“The IWF has until December 2017 to deliver a satisfactory report to the IOC on how they will address the massive doping problem this sport is facing,” IOC President Thomas Bach told reporters. Bach said the report was a condition for weightlifting remaining among the 28 Olympic sports in 2024.

Reporting by Brian Homewood; editing by Mark Heinrich

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