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Perhaps they feel the IOC won't remove them

 

Ignoring internal politics from sport federations and only taking into account the number of nations which compete regularly weightlifting is quite widespread. Not athletics/basketball/football widespread, but well above many less inclusive sports so they think the IOC is bluffing. The IOC being relatively lenient over the years probably makes them more confident.

 

Even in the worst case scenario where the IOC does kick them out and they finally clean house the sport will be welcomed back by the next Olympics so there is little long term concern for the current management to push the edge.

 

If this was modern pentathlon behaving this way, they would have been kicked out long ago and possibly never return.

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1 hour ago, Dragon said:

Nijat Rahimov :KAZ has been stripped of his gold medal from the Rio Olympics.

China, Egypt and Thailand move up a place in the medals.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/olympics.nbcsports.com/2021/01/19/weightlifting-doping-nijat-rahimov/amp/

 

It took 1 year + 2 months to announce the ban formally. 

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5 hours ago, Dunadan said:

China is barely partecipating - or being completely absent- in many international summer sports anymore in the last months, is it all due to covid? Not really believable :mumble:

Yeah, their Winter program got basically cancelled immediately after Beijing...

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5 hours ago, Dunadan said:

China is barely partecipating - or being completely absent- in many international summer sports anymore in the last months, is it all due to covid? Not really believable :mumble:

It's covid, China is just being responsible that's why they don't have 100k cases a day. They don't plan to live with covid unlike most countries.

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