Russia was banned last July for breaching an International
Weightlifting Federation (IWF) ruling that any country with
three or more positive tests in re-analysis of samples from the
2008 and 2012 Olympics would be banned.
The RWF had taken its case against the IWL to the Court of
Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which had been due to hold a hearing
on Thursday. The RWF and CAS could not immediately be reached
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is keeping samples
from past Games for up to a decade to conduct re-tests with
Re-tests of samples from the Beijing and London Games have so
far caught more than 100 doping offenders, affecting
weightlifting, athletics, cycling, swimming and wrestling.
The specialist website Inside The Games said the withdrawal of
the appeal followed a meeting between Russian weightlifting
chief Maxim Agapitov and IWF head Tamas Ajan.
CAS was due to hear appeals from Belarus and Kazakhstan against
similar bans from the sport on Friday.
(Writing by Brian Homewood)
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