The Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have been asked to decide on expelling their long-standing President, Tamás Aján, who has held high office at the sport’s governing body since 1976.
Two International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) affiliated events - the Pan American Youth Championships and the African Championships have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Thailand and Malaysia have been officially banned from sending weightlifters to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of multiple doping offences, the Independent Member Federations Sanctions Panel has announced.
USA Weightlifting received 500 masks from the Chinese Weightlifting Association and is donating them to University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.
International Federations (IFs) have been reacting to the news that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will now open on July 23 next year, with the Closing Ceremony due to take place on August 8.
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 Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has made changes to the Tokyo 2020 qualifying system after six major championships were called off because of the coronavirus.
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.
Katherine Nye has capped a remarkable run of weightlifting achievements by the United States by becoming the first American to be named world weightlifter of the year.
Details of a progressive proposal to give athletes at least one vote on the Executive Board, and the right of veto over decisions that directly impact them, were revealed at an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) “think tank” meeting in Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
Laurel Hubbard kept alive her hopes of competing at Tokyo 2020 when she won the women’s super-heavyweight contest at the Roma World Cup, the first Olympic qualifying event of the year.
Richard McLaren, the Canadian lawyer whose investigative work did so much to expose state-sponsored doping in Russian sport, is to lead the independent investigation into allegations of corruption in weightlifting.