The IWF Executive Board decided today to ban the Russian Weightlifting Federation from recommending/entering/participating with athletes and Technical Official at Rio Olympic Games 2016.
The decision is effective as of today…
Ouch. It does hurt those who knows the history of Olympic weightlifting.
With all these said, it’s a highly predictable decision under the circumstances.
Only magicans could have helped Russian weightlifters to go to Rio.
Too bad – the IWF Executive Board members are not magicians.