Budapest — The International Weightlifting Federation says
three more weightlifters have tested positive for anabolic steroids at the 2008
Beijing Olympics in retests of their doping samples.
The IWF said the retests of 2008 samples from Sardar Hasanov
of Azerbaijan, Tigran Martirosyan of Armenia and Sibel Ozkan of Turkey came
Hasanov is the third Azeri weightlifter whose retest from
the Olympics is positive, following reigning world champion Boyanka Kostova and
Intigam Zairov, which could prevent the team from competing at the Rio de Janeiro
Olympics. Three or more positive results from sample retesting can lead to an
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Azerbaijan is already appealing the loss of two Olympic
quota places after six of its team members also failed drug tests at last
year's world championships.
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