Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has described the decision to provisionally ban his country’s weightlifters from international competition as "a psychotic episode" that is outside the legal framework.
International Weightlifting Federation calls for European body to reconsider appointment of Russian as Anti-Doping Commission chair
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has called for the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) to reconsider its decision to appoint Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) President Sergey Syrtsov as the chairman of its Anti-Doping Commission.
Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia weightlifting teams face threat of missing Rio 2016 after multiple positive drugs tests
The weightlifting Federations of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia will be suspended for one year in the event that it is proven the countries produced three or more anti-doping rule violations in the combined re-analysis of samples from 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London respectively, it has been confirmed here today.
Exclusive: Gender-equal bodyweight categories proposed in principle by International Weightlifting Federation
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has agreed in principle to introduce an additional bodyweight category for women, equalling the eight already existing for men.
Kazakh gold medallist among Beijing 2008 weightlifters to fail doping tests following IOC re-analysis
Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin is one of three weightlifting medallists from Beijing 2008 to have failed doping tests following the re-analysis of samples by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Russian Weightlifting Federation President Sergey Syrtsov has been named as the chairman of the European Weightlifting Federation’s (EWF) Anti-Doping Commission at their Executive Board meeting in Istanbul.
Russia could gain three gold medals after all four Kazakh weightlifting champions fail London 2012 doping tests
All four Kazakhstan weightlifting gold medal winners at London 2012 have failed doping tests following re-analysis of samples, it has been announced today.
Hotel for technical officials "only serious concern" as IWF panel visits Rio 2016 weightlifting venue
An International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) delegaton led by director general Attila Adamfi has visited Rio de Janeiro as construction continues at the Riocentro venue.
Nauru’s Marcus Stephen has been re-elected President of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF) at the body’s Executive Board meeting in Fiji’s capital Suva.
Russian weightlifters set to be stripped of Beijing 2008 Olympic medals after B-samples test positive
Russian weightlifters Marina Shainova and Nadezhda Evstyukhina are each set to be stripped of medals won at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games after their B-samples also tested positive following re-analysis,
Two reigning Olympic weightlifting champions from Kazakhstan have reportedly tested positive following re-analysis of doping results.
Russia appears poised to forfeit two Rio 2016 Olympic quota places after four weightlifters, including world champion Alexey Lovchev, were all reportedly handed four or eight-year doping suspensions.
North Korea has been confirmed as a bidder for the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships.
American weightlifter Daniel Lehr has been banned for four years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), despite claiming he unknowingly took the banned substances which led to him testing positive.
Chinese Taipei’s Chen Shih-chieh successfully defended his men’s over 105 kilograms title on the final day of action at the Asian Weightlifting Championships at the Uzbekistan Sport Center in Tashkent.