Weightlifting is set to adopt a new qualification system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, based on individual performance rather than national teams' aggregated efforts at major championships.
Russian weightlifter Ruslan Albegov, an Olympic bronze medallist at London 2012, has been suspended on suspicion of doping.
One of the best teenage weightlifters in the world has chosen not to compete at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships, where she had an outstanding chance of winning a first ever medal for Fiji, because of a clash with her exams.
Mattie Rogers, the world’s most popular weightlifter on social media, is among seven contenders who could give the United States its best World Championships medal haul in decades.
"I'm the best, I don't understand it" says Iran's Weightlifter of the Year Rostami after US visa problems
Kianoush Rostami, the popular Olympic champion from Iran who was overwhelmingly voted male Weightlifter of the Year last February, has been refused a visa by the United States.
Exclusive: North Korea miss chance of glory in United States by declining to enter weightlifting World Championships
North Korea has not entered a team for the biggest event on this year’s weightlifting calendar – and has passed up a chance to register its greatest sporting triumph on American soil.
Weightlifting’s 2018 senior European Championships will be hosted by the Albanian capital city, Tirana.
A Georgian weightlifter who was on the podium at the European Junior and Under-23 Championships in Albania last week has tested positive for metandienone.
Olympic team sizes to be cut along with infamous 94kg class as weightlifting heads towards a new start
Weightlifting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be radically different from the competition at Rio 2016 if, as expected, a range of changes being discussed by experts are adopted by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
Exclusive: Russian weightlifting is changing after admitting mistakes of the past, promises Agapitov
Maxim Agapitov, President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation, says that athletes will face lie detector tests as part of a major clean-up of doping.
Armenia won three gold medals, two of them by Olympic silver medallists, and their super-heavyweight Simon Martirosyan became the only junior record-breaker of the week on the final day of competition at the European Junior and Under-23 Weightlifting Championships here.
China, Turkey and other nations who have been banned from weightlifting for a year are hopeful that they will be able to start competing again before the ban runs its full course.
Armenia won two gold medals and also played a part in helping Austrian teenager Sarah Fischer to an impressive silver on the penultimate day of the European Junior and Under-23 Championships here tonight.
The Ukrainian favourite Hanna Panova thought she had won the gold medal at the European Junior and Under-23 Championships, only to be beaten into second place by Russia’s Alezksandra Kozlova when a refereeing decision overruled her final attempt because of a press-out.
The last time most of the old Soviet Bloc nations missed a major international weightlifting championships Romania, thanks mainly to the great Nicu Vlad, came to the fore.