Weightlifters from across Europe feel they are victims of an “outdated” data system at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after being barred from competing at the European Championships, which start in Batumi, Georgia today.
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For the first time since the start of the new Olympic qualifying programme last November, the focus of the weightlifting world is on Europe.
A member of the United States weightlifting team who claims she was raped by a team-mate who, at the time, was an athletes’ representative on the board of the sport’s national governing body, has issued a lawsuit against the alleged perpetrator, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Weightlifting.
Russia's absence from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships, which finished last week in Las Vegas, was a direct result of the United States' failure to issue visas for the team, the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) President Maxim Agapitov said.
Romania's achievement in winning 12 medals at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships in Las Vegas has been tempered by the news that one of their athletes has become the 55th weightlifter to test positive in the retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
Thailand has agreed to ban itself from weightlifting because of its recent doping record and will miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but it will still host the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships.
The women's super-heavyweight world champion Tatiana Kashirina suffered her first defeat since 2012 at the International Weightlifting Federation Fuzhou World Cup, which ended in dramatic style.
There were another two world records for host nation China at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup in Fuzhou - where the all-round success of Chinese weightlifting is clear to see in terms of performance, structure and even in business.
Weightlifting superstar Deng Wei delights her young fans with three world records in four lifts at IWF World Cup
China’s Deng Wei lived up to her billing as one of the world’s best - and most popular - weightlifters with three world records in only four lifts as she won the women’s 64 kilograms, the only competitive event on day three of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup in Fuzhou.
On another world record breaking day for hosts China at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup in Fuzhou, the punishing demands of the new Olympic qualifying programme led to Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo taking a rest from competition.
There were two world records for China, and a resounding defeat for a North Korean Olympic champion, on day one of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup in Fuzhou, an Olympic qualifying event.
An array of Olympic and world champions from North Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Indonesia will line up at the World Cup Olympic qualifying competition here in Fuzhou over the next five days - but collectively they are unlikely to upstage the host nation's formidable team.
"No way cheats can make it to Tokyo 2020" says IWF director general as weightlifting focus turns to Olympic qualifying
The recent spate of doping violations in weightlifting - 22 athletes suspended in the past three months - and the method of their detection sends a clear message to everyone in the sport that cheats will be caught.
Sohrab Moradi, one of the world's best weightlifters who was seen as a strong favourite to win a second Olympic gold medal next year, is likely to miss Tokyo 2020 because of a serious back injury suffered in training this week.
Two more of Thailand’s medallists from the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships have tested positive and are provisionally suspended.