Chinese city Tianjin is set to play host to an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup, an event doubling as a qualification competition for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Fernando Reis, the Brazilian weightlifter who finished fifth in his home Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, is convinced he can win a medal at Tokyo 2020 and give the sport a huge boost in the process.
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There has been a lot of angry talk recently from "clean" weightlifters who feel they were cheated out of a fair chance during decades of doping by other countries.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) made the right moves as far as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is concerned when its Executive Board backed a tough stance against doping in Lausanne tonight.
The strength of Tamás Aján's leadership of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will be tested in Lausanne tomorrow, at a meeting that could have a profound effect on the sport's future.
A new biopic dedicated to the life of Turkey's three-time Olympic gold medal-winning weightlifter, Naim Süleymanoğlu, has been released at cinemas in his home country.
The Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) has launched an internal investigation after a television documentary claimed "anti-doping violations and crimes" had been committed by weightlifters in collaboration with Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the national anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.
Tamás Aján, the President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), has accused Thailand of being "absolutely reckless" in its attempts to return to the sport while still serving a self-imposed ban.
A teenage Thai weightlifter has forfeited her gold medal from the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires last year.
Weightlifters from the United States, Canada and Britain - including a champion and a bronze medallist - have strongly criticised the doping culture within the sport, and especially the "massively frustrating" level of support given to known cheats by lifters and fans around the world.
In July this year two freestyle swimming medallists at the World Aquatics Championships refused to stand on the podium alongside the multiple champion Sun Yang, of China, because they regard him as a cheat.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamás Aján has expressed the pride at seeing North and South Korean athletes competing together at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Pyongyang.
The quality of the Lima Grand Prix, and the possibility of a "flat" period in weightlifting after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, has led to talk of innovations in the future calendar of the sport.
USA Weightlifting chief executive Phil Andrews says he agrees entirely with International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) general secretary Mohamed Jaloud that the world governing body should outsource all its anti-doping operation and results management, including sanctions for National Federations, to an independent body such as the International Testing Agency (ITA).
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) should scrap the body that dishes out punishment to nations with multiple doping offences and turn instead to the International Testing Agency (ITA) and its own board members, according to IWF general secretary Mohamed Jaloud.