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IOC leaves weightlifting at risk of 2024 Olympic snub

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee has left weightlifting at risk of being cut from the 2024 Olympics and ordered retesting of more stored doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics.

Asked to update the IOC executive board Wednesday about handling the sport's doping problem, the International Weightlifting Federation must now report again by June.

IOC president Thomas Bach said more reanalysis of London Games samples will have a "special emphasis on weightlifting."

The IOC stripped 29 weightlifting medals after 49 positive tests, most involving steroids, came back from reanalysis of the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics.

The sport will stay on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic lineup, though with 64 fewer athletes and one men's event cut.

Bach said countries with the most anti-doping violations should be targeted to lose entries.