The International Weightlifting Federation and its long-time chief Tamas Ajan have been accused of establishing a “culture of corruption” and doping cover-ups over decades in a German documentary to be aired Sunday.
Prominent weightlifters were rarely subject to tests, while some doping controllers were allegedly taking cash to accept manipulated urine samples, claimed the report by journalists at German broadcaster ARD including Hajo Seppelt, who broke the story on Russia’s state doping scandal.
Dorin Balmus, doctor of the Moldovan national weightlifting team, was caught on hidden camera explaining how urine samples could be manipulated — including by getting lookalikes of athletes to provide the samples.
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The undercover team also filmed Thailand’s Olympic bronze medallist Rattikan Gulnoi…