Gender equality has been achieved in weightlifting after the total number of female bodyweight categories was officially increased to eight at a meeting in Beijing.
Exclusive: International Weightlifting Federation frustrated at IOC for handling of Beijing 2008 and London 2012 retests
Frustration is growing amid some officials within the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board towards the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to the lack of sanctions brought against athletes the sport’s governing body has revealed to have been implicated in the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 retests.
A meeting was staged at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) concerning the introduction of an eighth women’s bodyweight category ahead of a key Executive Board meeting in Beijing.
Sergey Syrtsov has resigned as President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) after the nation’s team were banned from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last month in the wake of the ongoing doping scandal.
Ninth place weightlifter from London 2012 in line for bronze after Moldovan tests positive in retests
London 2012 ninth place finisher Tomasz Zielinski is poised to receive bronze in the men’s 94 kilogram weightlifting event after it emerged that Moldova’s Anatoli Ciricu produced an adverse analytical finding in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) retests.
Top weightlifting official slams poor transport, crowds and volunteers at Rio 2016 before attacking "disgraceful" doping
Leading Australian weightlifting coach and official Paul Coffa has fiercely criticised poor transport, crowds and volunteers in a damning review of last month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
China are facing a one-year ban from weightlifting after the sport’s world governing body confirmed that the country's three failed retests from Beijing 2008 samples were enough to warrant such a sanction under rules adopted earlier this year.
Kazakhstan’s weightlifters have overtaken Russia in the Olympic doping league of shame.
Three female Chinese weightlifters are set to be stripped of their Beijing 2008 gold medals after the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) released the names of 11 athletes who have failed tests following re-analysis of their samples from the Games.
Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov has become the first athlete to be stripped of a Rio 2016 Olympic medal for doping after a positive test for strychnine.
Georgian heavyweight weightlifting gold for Talakhadze as Iranian fails to register valid clean and jerk
Weightlifting competition at Rio 2016 ended here in controversial fashion tonight as Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze took over 105 kilograms gold and a world record to boot, but only after Iranian favourite Behded Salimikordasiabi failed to register a valid clean and jerk lift.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamas Ajan has given a "guarantee" that all lifters from Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan will be handed a one-year ban from competition following Rio 2016.
Nurudonov secures first Olympic weightlifting medal for Uzbekistan with dominant under 105kg victory
Ruslan Nurudonov claimed Uzbekistan's first ever Olympic weightlifting medal with gold in the men's under 105 kilograms division at RioCentro Pavillion 2 here today.
Meng Suping claimed China’s fifth weightlifting gold medal of these Olympic Games after winning the women’s over 75 kilograms category at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 venue in Rio de Janeiro.
Sohrab Moradi made it two Olympic weightlifting gold medals in as many days for Iran after winning the men’s 94 kilograms title at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 venue in Rio de Janeiro.