USA Powerlifting has rejected a proposal to lift its ban on female transgender athletes.
Paris 2024 has welcomed the certainty of weightlifting’s place on the programme for the Olympic Games, after its conditional status was lifted.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have completed the second part of an agreement with the International Testing Agency (ITA) in a move effectively clinching the sport’s full inclusion on the programme for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Ahmed Ali produced a continental record in the men’s African Weightlifting Championships in Cairo.
Egypt’s Esraa Rashed triumphed in front of a home crowd at the African Weightlifting Championships in Cairo.
Egyptian national champion Ahmed Saad claimed gold in front of his home crowd at the African Weightlifting Championships in Cairo.
Egypt’s Heba Ahmed claimed gold on the opening day of the African Weightlifting Championships in Cairo.
China’s Hou Zhihui clinched gold in the women’s 49 kilogram competition at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ningbo.
Saudi Arabia’s Mansour Al-Saleem emerged men’s 55 kilogram champion as the Asian Weightlifting Championships began at Ningbo in China.
When athletes from Greece, Belgium and Austria won medals last Friday, the penultimate day of the European Weightlifting Championships, they collectively helped to set a record that will be welcomed by everybody working to clean up a sport that has for so long been tainted by doping.
Weightlifters from across Europe feel they are victims of an “outdated” data system at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after being barred from competing at the European Championships, which start in Batumi, Georgia today.
British weightlifter Sonny Webster has been banned for a further three years for operating as a coach while suspended.
Russia's absence from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships, which finished last week in Las Vegas, was a direct result of the United States' failure to issue visas for the team, the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) President Maxim Agapitov said.
The International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships came to an end in Las Vegas today with hosts the United States claiming two medals in the women’s over-81 kilogram division.
Romania's achievement in winning 12 medals at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships in Las Vegas has been tempered by the news that one of their athletes has become the 55th weightlifter to test positive in the retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.