Russia is poised to lose at least one weightlifting quota place for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after four doping failures were confirmed within the qualification window, with another likely to follow.
2015 World Weightlifting Championships Medal Table
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2015 World Weightlifting Championships Results
Women's over 75kg overall
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A 16-year-old Brazilian world youth champion is among the latest raft of weightlifters to have failed doping tests, the world governing body has announced while also banning two more Russians.
Bulgaria's weightlifters remain banned from competing at this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro following a decision announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today.
Fitness equipment manufacturer Exertrain will be the title sponsor of the upcoming English Weightlifting Championships, it has been announced.
Beijing 2008 gold medallist Sa Jae-hyouk’s career appears to be over after he was handed a 10-year suspension by the Korea Weightlifting Federation (KWF) over assault charges for allegedly punching another weightlifter on New Year’s Eve.
Ahlam Al Muhallal has made history as the first woman from Qatar to compete at an international weightlifting event.
Russia should not be surprised if its weightlifters are banned from competing at Rio 2016 following a string of recent doping cases, former weightlifting trainer David Rigert has claimed.
Russian world champion Lovchev among 17 new doping cases from 2015 World Weightlifting Championships
Russia’s world champion Aleksei Lovchev is among 17 athletes who have been suspended for positive drug tests by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) following last month's World Championships in Houston, United States.
Hosts Egypt dominated the Arab Weightlifting Championships in Sharm El Sheikh, claiming 13 of the 15 gold medals available across the men’s and women’s categories.
The Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWF) has announced that it will be sending an eight-member squad to next year’s Rio 2016 qualifier in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Lima has hosted its first weightlifting test event ahead of the 2019 Pan American Games at the recently completed High Performance Centre.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says it expects to announce a final decision on Bulgaria’s appeal against an Olympics ban on its weightlifters by the end of January.
North Korean Olympic champion and three Azeri lifters among athletes provisionally suspended by IWF for positive tests
London 2012 under 62 kilogram champion Un Guk Kim is among seven athletes who have been suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) following positive drug tests at last month's World Weightlifting Championships.
Bulgaria has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) to ban its athletes from next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, owing to multiple positive doping cases during the qualification period.
Iran Weightlifting Federation part company with head coach following poor showing at World Championships
Iran Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Ali Moradi has announced the organisation has sacked head coach George Szalay following a disappointing showing at the recent World Weightlifting Championships in Houston.