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.
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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.
Furious weightlifters turn to President of Albania after being banned by their own Olympic Committee
Albania's top weightlifters have reacted furiously to a ban imposed on them by their own National Olympic Committee, which could affect their hopes of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Spain has lost the hosting rights to a major continental weightlifting competition because of its political stance over Kosovo.
Iran to protest against Tokyo 2020 weightlifting quotas, while Belarus says decision is "a disaster"
Iran is to protest against its reduced quota of places in weightlifting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which its national federation describes as "unfair" for a nation that has had no doping violations in the past four years.
Nations with a persistent record of doping in weightlifting are being made to pay in tough new measures announced by the sport’s governing body, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).