Wada to investigate claims of doping in China in 1980s and 1990s

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China’s weightlifters were banned from international competition for one year earlier in October

Claims that more than 10,000 Chinese athletes used banned substances will be investigated by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s intelligence unit.

The claims, made by former Olympic team doctor Xue Yinxian on German TV, refer to athletes using the substances in the 1980s and 1990s.

Xue claimed there was systematic doping across a number of Chinese sports.

She also said she was dismissed from the national team for refusing to give a gymnast