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.
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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.