Friday, April 11, 2008

Greek Weightlifting Coach Blamed for Tainted Supplements in Drug Scandal

ATHENS, Greece: The Greek Weightlifting Federation blamed its coach for the doping scandal that has jeopardized the weightlifting team's participation at the Beijing Olympics.

Christos Iakovou was suspended last week after 11 Greek weightlifters tested positive for banned substances. Confirmation of those results is expected this week.

Iakovou blamed the test results on a tainted batch of diet supplements from China. He said he had used the Chinese supplier from late 2007, and insisted he had informed the Greek federation.

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