The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has confirmed that the forthcoming Asian Championships will not now be held in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
Weightlifting has become the tenth sport to suspend its membership of SportAccord, insidethegames has been told today.
The Asian Weightlifting Championships look almost certain to be moved from stricken Kathmandu, with Malaysia or Thailand understood to be the most likely nations to step into the breach.
Russia’s Tatiana Kashirina and Ilyin Ilya of Kazakhstan claimed the top prizes at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) as they were named women’s and men’s Lifter of the Year for 2014 respectively at a ceremony in Astana.
Azerbaijan’s Valentin Hristov has returned following the completion of his two-year ban for doping to perform a clean sweep of the men’s under 62 kilograms events at the European Weightlifting Championships in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi.
Turkey claimed all three golds in the women’s under 48 kilogram events on the opening day of the European Weightlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Several athletes are preparing to defend multiple titles at the European Weightlifting Championships in Tbilisi, with the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) event set to begin in the Georgian capital tomorrow.
North Korea has failed in its bid to stage a global sports event for the first time since 1979 - but it will try again.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has released its Lift the World documentary across its social media platforms, as well as on YouTube and its official website.
The Organising Committee for the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships, due to take place in Houston, Texas, have unveiled their logo for the competition which runs from November 20 to 28.
Louis Martin, Great Britain's most successful weightlifter and former British Weight Lifting President, has died at the age of 78.
Qatar's Mohammed Yousef Al-Mana has been re-elected unopposed as President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) as it was announced that the organisation's headquarters are to move from Tehran to Doha.
The ugly head of doping has reared its head again as eight athletes, including two gold medallists, have been provisionally suspended after failing doping tests at the 2014 World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty.
North Korea, the world's most reclusive country, wants to host an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships and the sport's world governing body is keen for it to happen - so, too, are rival teams across the globe.
Weightlifting is to introduce video technology after a series of controversial results in recent international competitions.