Jun 17, 2022
Former International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamás Aján has been banned for life by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Romania's Nicu Vlad, who won Olympic gold in the men's 90 kilograms event at Los Angeles 1984, has also been handed a lifetime ban.
The sanctions follow a request from the International Testing Agency (ITA), acting on delegation from the IWF, for arbitration at the CAS anti-doping division (ADD) following allegations against the pair.
Vlad, a former vice-president of the IWF Anti-Doping Commission and a previous chairman of the IWF Technical Committee, and Aján were accused of "tampering with the doping control process".
They were also charged with "anti-doping rule violations involving multiple weightlifting athletes over a period of many years since 2012".
Offences the pair have been found to have committed include "covering up, delaying and obstructing results management for certain athletes that committed anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs)".