16 Turkish weightlifters tested positive for doping

16 Turkish weightlifters tested positive for doping
# 19 February 2013 23:20 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Sixteen lifters from Turkish under- 23 national weightlifting team were tested positive for doping, local media reported Tuesday, APA reports.

It is the second doping scandal for the Turkish Weightlifting Federation in the last two month, according to the report.

The scandal started with five Turkish athletes tested positive for doping during the European U-23 Championships in December in Israel, which soon led to a collective resignation of the Turkish Weightlifting Federation including Chairman Hasan Akkus.

Later, Turkish government sent samples of all the lifters who participated in the Championships for a doping retest. As a result, the 16 athletes were tested positive.

The federation hasn't yet released the names of the athletes.

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