Hasan Akkus is the new President of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) after winning today's election ahead of his lone rival, Antonio Conflitti of Moldova.
Hasan Akkus has made a strong rebuttal of claims, based on the contents of the McLaren Report on weightlifting corruption, that he is an unworthy candidate for the Presidency of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF).
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be keeping a close watch on Thursday (April 1) when the European Weightlifting Federation elects a new leader, says one of the three candidates hoping to replace the outgoing Italian Antonio Urso as President.
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".
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has released details of the suspensions handed down to three Russian weightlifters who were found to have committed doping violations when samples from 2015 were retested.
An emergency meeting of the Albanian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) has suspended one of the nation’s top lifters for life after he tested positive for cocaine at the National Championships.
The International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) failure to take any action over its "obsolete" Olympic qualification system is unfair to athletes and creates a risk that dopers will escape detection.
Fernando Reis has become the first Brazilian ever to win an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships medal - more than two years after the event.
The coach of the Thailand women’s weightlifting team that lost three world titles in a doping scandal in 2018 has been charged with a doping offence and provisionally suspended.
Weightlifters whose Olympic qualifying hopes have suffered because of the COVID-19 pandemic could be helped by the creation of two new events in May - one live and one virtual.
USA Weightlifting (USAW) chief executive Phil Andrews has created a new online platform to enable clubs to connect with members as preparations ramp up ahead of this year’s re-arranged Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The African Weightlifting Championships have been postponed again less than three weeks before they were due to start, adding further confusion to the qualifying programme for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
A South African weightlifter’s chance of realising a lifelong dream of competing at the Olympic Games could be thwarted by coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
The triple Olympic gold medallist Pyrros Dimas has highlighted the importance of listening to the views of nations around the world during the process of restoring weightlifting’s credibility.
More than 400 weightlifters have returned to the platform to compete live in Spain and the United States this weekend, raising hopes of a return to some sort of normality after a year lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.