Additional work by Alain Delaqueriere and Anjali Singhvi.
Photos of Blagoy Blagoev and Valentin Khristov by Bruce Klemens. Photos of Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Kazimierz Czarnecki, Taduesz Rutkowski and Sergiusz Wolzaniecki by Jan Rozmarynowski via Polish Weight Lifting Federation. Photos of Pyotr Korol, Yuri Zaitsev, Daniel Senet, Krastiu Semerdzhiev, Angel Guenchev, Yingqiang He, Israel Militosyan, Peter Immesberger, Shoubin Liu, Jinhe Li, Ibragim Samadov, Ashot Danielyan, Ivan Ivanov, Sevdalin Minchev, Wenxiong Wu, Xiangxiang Zhang, Igor Razoronov and Israel Rubio courtesy of Arthur Chidlovski and .
Five athletes tested positive for the stimulant bromantan and were disqualified by the IOC, but later reinstated after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport: swimmers Andrey Korneyev and Nina Zhivanevskaya , Greco-Roman wrestler Zafar Guliyev and sprinter Marina Trandenkova , all from Russia, and the Lithuanian track cyclist Rita Razmaitė . Dr. Vitaly Slionssarenko, physician to the Lithuanian cycling team and team coach Boris Vasilyev were expelled from the games.    The CAS overturned the IOC decision, because bromantan had only recently been added to the prohibited list,  and the athletes and officials were reprimanded.    The Russians had argued that bromantans wasn't a stimulant and thus not banned.