An array of Olympic and world champions from North Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Indonesia will line up at the World Cup Olympic qualifying competition here in Fuzhou over the next five days - but collectively they are unlikely to upstage the host nation's formidable team.
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The recent spate of doping violations in weightlifting - 22 athletes suspended in the past three months - and the method of their detection sends a clear message to everyone in the sport that cheats will be caught.
Sohrab Moradi, one of the world's best weightlifters who was seen as a strong favourite to win a second Olympic gold medal next year, is likely to miss Tokyo 2020 because of a serious back injury suffered in training this week.
Two more of Thailand’s medallists from the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships have tested positive and are provisionally suspended.
The most successful female coach in world weightlifting failed to turn up for a groundbreaking women's coaching seminar in Sweden, at which Asia was the only continent not represented.
USA Weightlifting (USAW) is continuing its attempts to change the voting rules of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) despite an initial lack of support for the idea from a working party.
Mattie Rogers has moved up the World Championships podium after a career-ending doping suspension was imposed on an Albanian medallist.
A weightlifter who tested positive for testosterone has been cleared to return to competition because of an administrative mix-up.
Thailand could lose World Championships after six weightlifters test positive at IWF's flagship event
Two Olympic champions are among four new doping positives from Thailand's 2018 World Championships team, taking to six the number of Thais who have failed tests from the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) flagship event in Turkmenistan last November.
Thailand confident of hosting World Weightlifting Championships despite three doping positives listed in 2018
Two doping positives for weightlifters from Thailand that were announced this week could have far-reaching consequences for the nation due to host the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships next September.
Cristina Iovu has competed for three different nations in weightlifting, and now has the unwanted distinction of having a doping violation for all three of them after her name appeared in a list of eight new cases announced by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
USA Weightlifting calls for radical voting change to reward "clean" nations as sport starts plotting stronger future
The United States wants countries with a clean doping record to be given more of a say in weightlifting’s future and will submit a radical proposal for change in voting rights at a meeting in Hungary starting today.
United States could quit international powerlifting after being told 171 doping suspensions are "invalid"
USA Powerlifting has been effectively been told that 171 of its doping suspensions are invalid and has been ordered to restructure its anti-doping programme by the sport’s global governing body, the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF).
Turkmenistan appointed a suspended doper as a national coach to help them prepare their team for the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships, which ended yesterday in Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital.
Anger over IWF's vote to allow ineligible athletes from host nation Turkmenistan to lift at World Championships
Ineligible weightlifters from the home nation, Turkmenistan, are being allowed to take part in the World Championships after a controversial vote by the Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).