What a Cleaner World Championship Means for Weightlifting

Nations with doping cultures must continue to be heavily sanctioned if the sport is to continue to grow.

The 2017 Weightlifting World Championships in Los Angeles are now history, and they provided a unique opportunity to ponder the future of the weightlifting sport. Typically, the first Worlds after an Olympic Games are a bit of a letdown for the fans. Some of the Olympic medalists will choose to retire, and other top-tier competitors take it easy for the season after the Games. On the positive side, this gives the “B Team” athletes a chance to show the national coaches what they can do on a big stage.

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