The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been told to reinstate the accreditation of Russia’s most senior weightlifting official.
Maxim Agapitov is challenging a decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to withdraw his accreditation for Tokyo 2020.
Maxim Agapitov says he feels "a strong sense of responsibility" in his new role as Interim President of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF).
Weightlifting’s Olympic future still in the balance after "No" vote leads to stalemate at IWF Congress
More than 50 members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have voted against a proposal that could have helped to secure the sport's place on the Olympic Games programme.
Russia was part of weightlifting's problem but now "leading the fight against doping", says EWF Presidential candidate Agapitov
Maxim Agapitov, who hopes to take over the leadership of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) this week, claims Russia is "building the framework for a new era" in the sport after years of being involved in "the corruption of Tamás Aján and his inner circle".
Organisers confirm strong interest in competing at European Weightlifting Championships despite coronavirus
A total of 39 countries have submitted their intent to compete in the European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Agapitov clear to stand for European Weightlifting Federation Presidency after winning election in Russia
Maxim Agapitov saw off the challenge of his rivals - including Olympic silver medallist Dmitry Klokov - to win the Presidency of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (FTAR) for a second term.
Dmitry Klokov, one of the world’s most popular weightlifters, has revealed plans for a radical dual-leadership system in the sport in Russia.
Four more Russian weightlifters have been banned for historic doping offences, including a 35-year-old woman who is already serving an eight-year ban for a second offence.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has banned six Russian weightlifters for periods of four to eight years and provisionally suspended three more after a doping investigation based on information from a whistleblower.
The senior European Championships in Moscow have been postponed again until next year, along with the election of the next European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) President.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) today announced three doping positives for Russian athletes from 2015.
The President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation and a German who was a victim of a rigged election both say Tamás Aján should face criminal charges for corruption during his long reign at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
Candidates from Turkey, Russia and Moldova are in the running to replace Antonio Urso as President of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF).
A number of members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board may call for the governing body's long-standing President, Tamás Aján, to be suspended indefinitely - less than a week after he agreed to stand aside for 90 days pending investigations of alleged corruption.