Russia has dropped an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a one-year ban imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) because of its poor doping record.

The case was due to be heard at the CAS headquarters here today but the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) withdrew it.

It followed a meeting between the new President of the RWF, Maksim Agapitov, and Tamas Ajan, head of the IWF, at the world governing body's headquarters in Budapest last night.

Russia were banned because they breached a new IWF rule that any country producing three or more positive tests following re-analysis of drugs samples from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 would be suspended from the sport for a year.

Nine Russians, including eight who won medals, tested positive.

Russian lifters also missed last year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after receiving a separate suspension introduced for damaging the "integrity" of the sport.