Candidates from Turkey, Russia and Moldova are in the running to replace Antonio Urso as President of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF).
A number of members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board may call for the governing body's long-standing President, Tamás Aján, to be suspended indefinitely - less than a week after he agreed to stand aside for 90 days pending investigations of alleged corruption.
Two of the most senior figures in weightlifting in the United States and Russia have called for investigations into claims of corruption in the sport made by a German television documentary.
Maxim Agapitov, the Russian who has been openly critical of weightlifting’s global leadership in recent months, is running for President of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) to replace Antonio Urso, who has announced he is not standing again on "ethical principles".
The Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) has launched an internal investigation after a television documentary claimed "anti-doping violations and crimes" had been committed by weightlifters in collaboration with Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the national anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamás Aján has warned the world governing body’s Executive Board members they must unite together if they wish to continue to fight against doping in the sport effectively.
USA Weightlifting chief executive Phil Andrews says it is time for Russia to tell the "whole truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth" over the country's ongoing doping scandal, to allow those trying to make positive changes move forward in a "new clean era".
The head of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) has accused the sport's governing body of being unfair, unjust and unconstitutional in its anti-doping policies, and describes a new independent sanctions panel as "a Medieval Inquisition".