Olympic Council of Asia to Analyse Old Results to Punish Dope-Tainted Sports

By Reuters
August 20, 2018Sportsshare

The three sports which recorded the most doping cases in the last 12 years risk being trimmed or dropped altogether from Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) calendar, its president Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah said on Aug. 20.

The OCA reported 10 doping cases at last year’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat at its weekend meeting on the sidelines of its showpiece event in Indonesia.

Its executive body, Sheikh Ahmed said, has decided to analyse the doping results of the last 12 years to identify the serial offenders.

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The OCA reported 10 doping cases at last year’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgaba. (Reuters/Screenshot)

OCA president Sheikh Ahmed said at the news conference on Aug. 20, “We want also in Asia to see which sports through those three games have the highest number (of doping offenders). When we all know which sports it is, we will put them also under pressure. So it will not be in our sports program or could be less medals. Just to make sure that all the federations also in Asia will work in the same direction for the clean athletes. Clean athletes should be now our world, not just in Asia, but to the whole world.”

Continental powerhouse China are not competing in weightlifting at the ongoing Asian Games after a one-year suspension on the lifters following multiple doping violations.

Like China, Kazakhstan are also serving a doping ban and are absent from the weightlifting competition in Jakarta.

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