International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) published an article that praises the Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation’s fight against doping. The next anti-doping seminar, co-organized by AZE WF and Azerbaijan National Anti-Doping Agency (AMADA) on February 15, attracted the attention of this organization.
IWF oversees the work of federations subjected to 1 year disqualification for doping, which tested positive as a result of re-testing of analysis taken from athletes in Beijing and London Olympic Games. An article in the official website focuses on: “The latest anti-doping education seminar has concluded in Azerbaijan as the IWF continues to oversee anti-doping education seminars in its nine suspended Member Federations (MFs) and support them bring about cultural change.MFs must organise anti-doping seminars at least every four months, as part of the IWF’s extensive series of criteria that they are obliged to fulfil. Since December 2017, anti-doping seminars have been held in Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Moldova Turkey and Ukraine”.
The importance of fight against doping and the significance of such seminars in this fight were emphasized in the continuation of the article. IWF President Tamas Ajan also said they will continue to work for robust fight, and will try to achieve this through such events.