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Doping overshadows weightlifting again

Updated: July 12, 2008, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The spotlight should be on the "Iranian Hercules," Turkey's "Little Dynamo" or China's prospects of winning 10 gold medals, one for each of its competitors.

Instead, the sport of weightlifting yet again is sullied by doping scandals ahead of an Olympics.

Bulgaria has withdrawn its entire team after 11 athletes tested positive for steroids, and Greece is only sending four competitors after 11 Greek weightlifters were suspended for doping.

Both teams are repeat ...

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