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Olympics: The draw of gold brings tainted lifters back to Olympic battle

Eight weightlifters who previously served doping bans have won medals at Rio, while others have been sent home for failed tests.

Olympics: The draw of gold brings tainted lifters back to Olympic battle
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned

Germany's weightlifting coach has called for seven countries, including Kazakhstan, to be banned from international competition/

Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Gold medal of Rio Olympics. Photo courtesy of news.e23.cn
Olympics: Weightlifting's doping crackdown for Rio

Overshadowed by the Russian Olympic doping scandal, the sport of weightlifting has been waging its own battle against drug cheats.

Olympics: Weightlifting's doping crackdown for Rio
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Kazakh champion Ilyin among 10 new doping failures

Kazakhstan's double Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin and three other gold medalists banned for failing dope tests at the 2012 London Olympics

Kazakh champion Ilyin among 10 new doping failures
Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics
Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics

The head of Kazakhstan's national anti-doping centre has pledged to crack down on drug cheats ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics
Putin orders action over explosive doping claims
Putin orders action over explosive doping claims

Vladimir Putin ordered an inquiry into allegations of "state-supported" drug abuse in athletics that have left Russia facing a possible Olympics ban, but insisted any punishment should be individual and not collective.

Putin orders action over explosive doping claims
Darkhan Kaletayev. Tengrinews file photo.
I won't deny we through about dropping Astana team: Kazakhstan Cycling Federation President

Kazakhstan's Cycling Federation considered dropping Astana Cycling Team after several doping scandals last year.

I won't deny we through about dropping Astana team: Kazakhstan Cycling Federation President
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UCI requests withdrawal of Astana Pro Team's license

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has requested the withdrawal of the World Tour license of Astana Pro Team following the completion of the team's audit.

UCI requests withdrawal of Astana Pro Team's license
Almat Serimov (on the right). ©sk-sport.kz.
Kazakhstan's boxer from Astana Arlans fails doping test

Kazakhstan’s boxer Almat Serimov who represents Astana Arlans boxing club has failed a doping test.

Kazakhstan's boxer from Astana Arlans fails doping test
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Doping scandal at World Weightlifting Championship in Astana: 8 weightlifters await B sample analysis

A doping scandal has erupted after The 2014 World Weightlifting Championships that was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on November 8-16.

Doping scandal at World Weightlifting Championship in Astana: 8 weightlifters await B sample analysis
Astana Pro Team on probation: UCI issues provisional license for 2015
Astana Pro Team on probation: UCI issues provisional license for 2015

Kazakhstani Astana Pro Team has been granted a provisional license for 2015 races.

Astana Pro Team on probation: UCI issues provisional license for 2015
Maxim Iglinsky. Photo © prosportkz.kz
Astana cycling team skips Tour of Beijing over doping

Kazakhstani cycling team Astana is not competing in the Tour of Beijing because of positive doping tests.

Astana cycling team skips Tour of Beijing over doping
Valentin Iglinskiy. Photo courtesy of astanafans.com.
Astana ProTeam fires Valentin Iglinsky for doping

Kazakh cyclist of Astana Proteam Valentin Iglinsky has been fired by the Kazakhstan club after his testes returned positive on erythropoietin (EPO).

Astana ProTeam fires Valentin Iglinsky for doping
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Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation to toughen doping control

The Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation has fulfilled all the obligations towards the International Weightlifting Federation and the International Anti-doping Agency by toughening doping control in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation to toughen doping control
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Universiade champion from Kazakhstan charged with doping

A champion weightlifter of the Summer Universiade in Kazan Farkhad Kharki has been charge with committing a doping-related offence.

Universiade champion from Kazakhstan charged with doping
Weightlifting: Doping tricks get Kazakhstan fined $500 thousand
Weightlifting: Doping tricks get Kazakhstan fined $500 thousand

Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation has been charged with a fine of $500 thousand for doping violations of several Kazakhstan athletes.

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Weightlifting: Doping tricks get Kazakhstan fined $500 thousand
Alexandr Zaichikov. Photo courtesy of zimbio.com
Weightlifting: Asia champions from Kazakhstan disqualified for doping

The International Weightlifting Federation has disqualified nine weightlifters from Kazakhstan.

Weightlifting: Asia champions from Kazakhstan disqualified for doping
Alexandre Vinokourov, Jan Ullrich and Andreas Klöden. Photo courtesy of VeloNews.com
Cycling: Vinokourov may become two-time Olympic champion

German cycling racer Jan Ullrich, who admitted using blood-doping, might lose the medals he gained at the 2000 Olympics.

Cycling: Vinokourov may become two-time Olympic champion
Track-and-field: Kazakhstan's ex-doping-suspect starts participating for summer  competitions
Track-and-field: Kazakhstan's ex-doping-suspect starts participating for summer competitions

Kazakhstan's Olga Tsykunova (Tereshkova) has given birth to a baby girl and has already resumed her training sessions.

Track-and-field: Kazakhstan's ex-doping-suspect starts participating for summer competitions
In doping-control laboratory. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan is working towards national anti-doping organization

A meeting of Central Asian Regional Anti-Doping Organization (CARADO) was held in Almaty under the aegis of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Kazakhstan is working towards national anti-doping organization
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