Weightlifting

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has introduced stringent new regulations limiting the number of Olympic places available to the nations with the worst doping track record as it continues to seek to prove to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the sport is reforming.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has reassigned hosting rights for its 2018 World Championships to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, while the body’s Executive Board has also unanimously approved recommendations made by the Clean Sport and Sports Programme Commissions to eradicate doping in the sport.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has rescheduled its 2017 World Para Swimming and World Para Powerlifting Championships to run between November 27 and December 7 after local authorities in Mexico City said they are keen to use the event to demonstrate the Mexican capital’s recovery following last month’s devastating earthquake.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has issued one-year suspensions to nine member federations (MFs), including powerhouses China, Russia and Kazakhstan, amid concerted pressure to reform the sport’s doping record.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has established a Clean Sport Commission as it seeks to carry out the measures that will secure its future on the Olympic Games programme.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has approved the formation of a new anti-doping taskforce to meet an ultimatum issued by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as news emerged of a fresh doping scandal in the sport.

Tamas Ajan has been elected to a fifth term as president of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) after again seeing off the rival claims of European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) president Antonio Urso.

The Kazakh city of Almaty and Eger in Hungary have been awarded hosting rights to the 2019 and 2021 senior and junior World Para Powerlifting Championships, respectively.

Tamas Ajan will face competition from six other candidates when seeking re-election as president of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) next month, the sport’s global governing body has announced.

China is set to be banned from international weightlifting competitions for one year after three of its athletes were stripped of gold medals from the Beijing 2008 summer Olympic Games following doping re-tests.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has awarded hosting rights for its 2019 World Championships to the Thai city of Pattaya.

The International Weightlifting Federation has reallocated the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships to Anaheim near Los Angeles in the US after Penang in Malaysia gave up its hosting rights for the event.

Weightlifting has today (Wednesday) been hit with a fresh raft of failed doping retests, with three Olympic champion lifters from China and eight other medallists from Beijing’s 2008 summer Games in line to be stripped of their titles.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected appeals filed by the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) and a group of Russian rowers against their exclusion from the 2016 summer Olympic Games, while World Sailing has reversed a sanction imposed on Pavel Sozykin.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has become the second International Federation (IF) to apply a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at the forthcoming summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach sought to defend its decision not to exclude Russia’s entire team.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has awarded hosting rights to its 2018 Junior World Championships to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

Russia faces another blanket ban from the 2016 Olympic Games after the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said it is one of three nations it will seek to exclude due to doping violations.

North Korea has returned to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) bidding circle after being confirmed as one of five candidates for the hosting rights to its 2018 Junior World Championships.

Weightlifting is in line to become the first sport to hand over control of its anti-doping programme to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) after a proposal was approved by the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF).

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has awarded its 2018 World Championships to the Peruvian capital of Lima.