More than 70 weightlifters who failed to log their own whereabouts on the global anti-doping database have been barred from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships, which start next week in Ashgabat.
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A Spanish weightlifter who was provisionally suspended in May for testing positive - his nation's first doping case in the sport in eight years - is free to compete after a bizarre series of events led to his sample being destroyed.
Two Kazakh weightlifters who were stripped of Olympic gold medals took the first step towards competing at Tokyo 2020 by posting wins at their National Championships, their first competitive action since they were both suspended for two years in June 2016.
The Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) has written to the sport's governing body, and the Independent Monitoring Group (IMG) it created, in a final attempt to clear its best young athletes to compete in the Youth Olympic Games in October.
China is hoping to compete at weightlifting in the Asian Games, which start in Indonesia this weekend, despite being suspended from the sport until October 20.
Britain's elite weightlifters have had to turn to crowdfunding in their attempt to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as the sport has hit rock bottom financially.
Another teenaged weightlifter from Azerbaijan has tested positive for anabolic steroids, putting his nation's place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in doubt.
Egypt’s weightlifters, at least two of whom would be strong medal contenders, are in danger of missing the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of a slew of 2016 doping positives by teenagers.
On the day after his two-year suspension ended Ilya Ilyin, the weightlifter who forfeited two Olympic gold medals because of doping, has publicly declared his intent to compete at Tokyo 2020.
Kazakhstan, the nation with the worst doping record in weightlifting, has angered rival nations by appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the new Olympic qualifying system.
Rebekah Tiler, Britain's best weightlifting prospect in decades who topped the world youth rankings and competed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as a 17-year-old, has given up the sport after a protracted dispute over funding.
An Indian weightlifter who won her second Commonwealth Games gold medal last month has failed a doping test, and Spain has had its first positive in the sport in eight years.
The appointment of an Iranian Olympic champion as Fiji's national weightlifting coach has led to a mass withdrawal of youth, junior and senior athletes from the Oceania Championships next month.
Malaysia faces a two-year ban from weightlifting that would keep it out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, because three more of its athletes have been caught taking steroids.
Albania’s Olympic Committee says its national weightlifting federation has “created a system that does not help clean athletes” and is at risk of being banned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.