Several supporters of Antonio Urso have been ousted from the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) Executive Board after the Italian failed to beat Tamás Aján in the race to become President at the Electoral Congress here in Bangkok.
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A new member of the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) Executive Board is hoping to use her wealth of expertise in coaching to good effect after being elected.
Ursula Papandrea has become the first woman ever to sit as a vice-president of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) after being elected here.
Tamás Aján has today been re-elected for a fifth term as President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) after defeating main rival Antonio Urso in the vote here.
Thirty years ago there had never been a Women's World Championship in weightlifting.
Weightlifters who have been disqualified from podium positions at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games for testing positive could damage their countries’ future prospects if they fail to return the medals as part of the sport's new anti-doping policy.
The Italian candidate Antonio Urso has made one last push in his campaign to be elected President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) by setting out his plans for a new system of Olympic qualification, based on individual rather than national performance.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamas Ajan, the Hungarian who has been in key roles at the governing body for more than 40 years, says he still has the energy and vitality to take the sport through a challenging period of change over the next four years.
The delay in imposing bans against nine nations who are among the worst doping cheats in weightlifting will stretch beyond a year.
Two of the men aiming to unseat the most powerful figure in world weightlifting want the sport’s governing body to give control of its anti-doping programme to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
At a time when the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is planning to introduce tougher sanctions against doping cheats, Russia is appealing for leniency from the sport’s governing body in attempting to have a one-year ban overturned.
The biggest star of the show duly delivered when Lasha Talakhadze easily added the European Under-23 super-heavyweight title to a list of achievements that includes Olympic and World Championship gold, and a world record.
Russia won three European Junior and Under-23 weightlifting titles here in Eilat, taking their tally for the week to eight - but their efforts paled into insignificance alongside the further blackening of Russian weightlifting’s reputation through the latest revelations in the McLaren Report.
Freyja Olafsdotttir, a 20-year-old from Reykjavik, was never going to challenge for a place on the podium on a day when Ukraine won three European junior titles, but she won the popularity contest in Eilat – and recent happenings in Iceland have been one of the big talking points of the week among coaches and officials here.
Romanian and Russian give rivals the elbow at European Junior and Under-23 Weightlifting Championships
Two weightlifters who suffered elbow injuries at the World Championships and Olympic Games took gold on day four of the European Junior and Under-23 Championships here in Eilat.