The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are here!A second Bulgarian weight lifter was stripped of his gold medal today after tests showed he took a banned weight-loss drug, and Bulgarian weightlifting team steroids then pulled its weightlifting team out of the Olympics. It called drug use ''a breach of fair sports play. Competition has been completed in five of the 10 weight divisions. Bulgarian-trained weight lifters had won all five before the two drug disqualifications, although one, Naim Suleymanoglu, is a defector who competes for Turkey. The gold male hormone pills online apparently was expected bulgarian weightlifting team steroids be awarded to the East German, who finished second. The International Olympic Committee also announced that a second modern pentathlete, Jorge Quesada of Spain, tested positive for drugs and was expelled from the Games.
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The Ministry said it had refused to renew the federation's licence because it had "breached the anti-doping regulations and sports ethics ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games and marred Bulgaria's sports prestige. Ahead of the Beijing Olympics, all eight men and three women on Bulgaria's preliminary weightlifting squad had tested positive for the anabolic steroid metandienon.
The lifters denied any wrongdoing but the Bulgarian weightlifting federation was forced, for the first time in its history, to pull the whole team from the Games. Weightlifting is Bulgaria's second most successful Olympic sport - behind wrestling - and they have won 36 medals, including 12 golds, since the first claimed at Rome in The last gold medal was won by Milen Dobrev, who clinched victory in the men's middle heavyweight division at Athens in The International Weightlifting Federation IWF then banned two of the athletes, Georgy Markov and Olympic silver medallist Alan Tsagaev pictured , for life while the other nine received four-year bans.
But failure to find well-trained athletes to replace the banned ones has prevented Bulgaria from appearing in major weightlifting competitions ever since. Twenty three weightlifting clubs from around the country have formed an alternative Bulgarian national weightlifting federation, adding they would apply for a licence from the Sports Ministry and the IWF.
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