USADA announced today that Andrew Butterworth, of Indianapolis, Ind., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a seven-year suspension for his second anti-doping rule violation. Butterworth’s first violation was announced in 2018, when he received a 42-month suspension after testing positive for stanozolol.
Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after being selected for the New Zealand women's weightlifting team at Tokyo 2020.
WADA’s ongoing investigation into weightlifting doping has revealed that eighteen weightlifters from six countries are suspected of using “doppelgangers” to provide clean urine samples.
Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of Powerlifting Australia to impose an additional four-year ban on athlete Jessica Gray for breaching her Period of Ineligibility.
Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the Australian Weightlifting Federation to impose a four-year ban on athlete Aaron Kroll for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited substance, the use of a prohibited substance and the possession of a prohibited substance.
Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of Powerlifting Australia to sanction athlete Matthew Middleton for breaching his Period of Ineligibility.