Boyanka Kostova, the Bulgarian superstar of world weightlifting, left her rivals a long way behind when she won a gold medal for her adopted nation, Azerbaijan, at the European Championships here tonight.
Cristina Iovu, a 23-year-old who won an Olympic medal for Moldova, then tested positive while competing for Azerbaijan, made her first appearance for Romania and won gold on the second day of the European Weightlifting Championships here today.
IWF claim to be "leading the way" in tackling doping as more countries risk losing Olympic quota places
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) director general Attila Adamfi has claimed his sport is leading the way in tackling doping problems and that they are uncovering more cheats than other sports due to their more extensive testing programme.
Germany’s Almir Velagić claimed men’s over 105 kilograms heavyweight gold today to close the Rio 2016 weightlifting test event here after Brazilian favourite Fernando Reis withdrew injured midway through the competition.
Turkey and Italy took the honours on day one of the European Weightlifting Championships at here today.
Weightlifting has taken the first step towards handing control of its anti-doping programme to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Norwegian weightlifter Ruth Kasirye, who carried the country's flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, has become the first athlete from the country to have tested positive for meldonium, it was announced today.
Rio de Janeiro's preparations for this summer's Olympic Games are set to come under the spotlight once again during the weightlifting test event, due to begin at the Carioca Arena 1 on the Barra Olympic Park tomorrow.
The three logos for this year’s International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Tbilisi have been unveiled by the sport’s governing body.
Double world champion and two-time Olympic silver medallist Andrei Rybakov of Belarus has tested positive for banned substance meldonium, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has held an Anti-Doping Seminar in order to spread information on drug issues to athletes and their entourages.
Armenia claimed double gold at the sixth edition of the Russian Federation President's Cup, the first event of 2016 with Olympic qualifying points on offer.
The meldonium crisis which has gripped Russian sport poses no threat to the country's weightlifters, it has been claimed.
Commonwealth Games champion Zoe Smith heads Great Britain's 14-strong team for the European Weightlifting Championships in Førde.
USA Weightlifting have announced that they are seeking nominations for two vacant positions on their nominating and governance committee.