The Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has banned the Malaysia & Thailand weightlifters from competing in Tokyo Olympics 2020. IMSP has imposed the disciplinary sanctions on both the countries from participating in weightlifting events at the Tokyo Olympics for doping violations.
Due to the doping violations, the membership status of Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) has been suspended for a period of three years through to 1 April 2023 while Malaysian Weightlifting Federation (MWF) is suspended from all IWF activities for a period 12 months through to 1 April 2021.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Capital of Thailand: Bangkok; Currency: Thai baht.
- Prime Minister of Thailand: Prayut Chan-o-cha.
- Capital of Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur; Currency: Malaysian Ringgit.
- Prime Minister of Malaysia: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.