February 28, 2024

North Korea says it’s open to dope-testing after Asian Games success

Critics say DPRK weightlifters, free from steroid and other testing for years, pack unfair advantage

North Korea will allow anti-doping officials to enter the country after a nearly four-year hiatus in order to protect its future in weightlifting, its most successful Olympic sport.

The decision, confirmed in person by DPRK team officials at the Hangzhou Asian Games in China last week, is effective immediately. 

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