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Fewer scandals would provide sport a huge lift

ANAHEIM, Calif._There is much more at stake than titles for the weightlifters competing at the World Championships this week at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The sport's integrity and its success at eliminating rampant doping are on the line as the International Olympic Committee considers whether to exclude weightlifting from the 2024 Paris Games. Nine nations whose athletes were found to have committed three or more doping violations in retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics were banned from competing at these world championships, which run

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