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By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow
Officials from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have outlined the varied work being done to tackle lingering doping problems in the sport, which they claim are proving successful despite the failed test registered by Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha here this week.
By Gary Anderson at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow
History was made here tonight as the remote Pacific island of Kiribati won its first ever Commonwealth Games medal and it came in the form of gold from weightlifter David Katoatau, who sealed his win in truly dramatic fashion in front of a packed arena.
Double Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michaela Breeze has been named as part of a seven-strong Wales weightlifting team for Glasgow 2014 as she goes in search of a sixth medal at the Games after coming out of retirement.
March 26 – Russia's Ruslan Albegov and Tatiana Kashirina have been announced as the winners of the 2013 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Lifter of the Year trophies, after dominant displays at the World Championships in Wroclaw.
March 13 - Tunis will be the new venue for this year's African Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships after it was changed from original host city Yaoundé following "technical problems", the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced.
January 29 - Hungarian Attila Adamfi has been appointed the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) first ever director general as the organisation continues in the restructuring of its administration in order to further improve its efficiency and cooperation.
January 15 - American weightlifter Sarah Robles has been handed a two-year ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after failing three drugs tests, but has vowed to return and compete at Rio 2016.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
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Popular Dutchman Raymond Van Barneveld will make his farewell appearance at the Professional Darts Corporation's World Championships that start in London this week, as the sport continues to work on its long-range Olympic target. Mike Rowbottom reports.