Indian Weightlifting Federation
is set to become the second national sports body after All
India Tennis Association to declare its adherence to the age
and tenure limitation guidelines of the government.
Ramesh Malhotra has got the backing of 16 core group women lifters who are training at NIS Patiala for the Commonwealth Games as they wrote a letter to Indian Weightlifting Federation asking it to reinstate him.
Suspended coach Ramesh Malhotra maintained that he never "misbehaved" with women weightlifters during his career and is confident of being "absolved" of sexual harassment charges by the IWF inquiry committee.
Four days after handing life ban
to three lifters for their second dope offences, Indian
Weightlifting Federation today said five lifters tested
positive for banned drugs during Senior National Championships.
The International Weightlifting
Federation today cleared the deck for Indian lifters`
participation in the January 29-February 8 South Asian Games
after the national body paid USD 50,000 as first installment
of the USD 500,000
The International Weightlifting Federation vowed to crack the whip on repeat dope-offender India, saying that strong action will be taken against the country for a series of dope flunks by its lifters.
The negative publicity
surrounding the series of dope flunks by lifters has forced
the Indian Weightlifting Federation to forfeit itself the
right to host Asian Youth and Junior Championships in
A day after three of the IWF contracted athletes were found guilty of doping, the blame game began with tainted weightlifter Shailaja Pujari openly naming IWF secretary BR Gulati as the man who had framed her.