Some weightlifters have had to put careers on hold, others must delay studies and graduation from university, a few are shelving plans to retire this year - and all of them will have to put their body through another year of pain because of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Tamás Aján will not return to his duties as planned next month because his “stand-aside” from the Presidency of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been extended by two months.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must do all it can to help weightlifters who have been “devastated” by the postponement of Tokyo 2020 and now fear their hard-earned places could be taken away from them.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has made changes to the Tokyo 2020 qualifying system after six major championships were called off because of the coronavirus.
Asian Games weightlifting champion Hidilyn Diaz has said she remains "focused and determined" on preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Weightlifters who are hoping to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games should learn this week whether their chances have been helped or hindered by the coronavirus crisis.
USA Weightlifting (USAW) has struck its first deal with a cannabidiol (CBD) company, partnering with hemp-derived manufacturer Pure Spectrum to support its athletes through to 2023.
A new leader who has taken charge of weightlifting in Thailand has pledged to lead the nation to success in a clean future, but doping-related issues were immediately top of the agenda after his election as president of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA).
Continental weightlifting championships in Europe and Africa have been postponed for two months because of the coronavirus, in expectation that the deadline for qualifying for Tokyo 2020 will be extended until the end of June.
Spectators have been banned from a sporting event in record numbers because of fears that they might spread coronavirus.
Weightlifting has suffered further disruption in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 because of the spread of coronavirus, with the Asian Championships in April cancelled and a qualifying competition in the United States this weekend taking place behind closed doors.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamás Aján has resigned as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after he was accused of corruption in a German TV programme.
Whistleblower hotline set up to help McLaren investigation into allegations of corruption in weightlifting
A whistleblower hotline established to help Richard McLaren's independent investigation into allegations of corruption in weightlifting has gone live and is now operational.
IWF to allow entry transfers for Olympic qualifying events after cancelling Junior World Championships
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will allow athletes to switch entries from one competition to another in the remaining weeks of Olympic qualifying, as an indirect result of the spread of the coronavirus.
Laurel Hubbard, the transgender weightlifter who is trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020 at the age of 42, broke a continental record but then bombed out in the Australian Open in Canberra, an Olympic qualifying competition.