Tamás Aján was corrupt and had to go but he was "a convenient fall guy...part of a bigger problem in weightlifting" according to Ursula Papandrea, the woman who replaced him as leader of the sport’s governing body.
Here is a report amalgamated, with slight modifications, from three different sources – this website and two newspapers who published this news on May 22 last year.
The Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been accused of putting its own members’ interests ahead of the sport’s Olympic future in a damning resignation letter by Ursula Papandrea.
Exclusive: "They were angry because I told IOC the truth" says ousted weightlifting leader Papandrea
Ursula Papandrea says she was voted out of office by her own Executive Board at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) because they were unhappy that she "told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) the truth."
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said it is "very worried" after Ursula Papandrea was ousted as Interim President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and replaced by Intarat Yodbangtoey.
Ursula Papandrea's attempt to reform the crisis-torn sport of weightlifting appears to have failed as she has apparently been forced out of the office of Interim President by her own Executive Board.
Exclusive: Talk of "Plan B" for Olympic weightlifting qualifying exposes huge rift in IWF leadership
Four days after International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach issued a stern statement about weightlifting’s Olympic future, a damaging rift at the top of the sport’s governing body has been exposed.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has banned six Russian weightlifters for periods of four to eight years and provisionally suspended three more after a doping investigation based on information from a whistleblower.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has taken another significant step in its attempts to clean up a tarnished sport by giving the majority of seats on its new Anti-Doping Commission to independent members.
The fractious relationship between the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and its disgraced former President Tamás Aján has worsened after further revelations by German investigative journalists.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will have a new constitution and a new permanent leader within seven months.
When Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, spoke about weightlifting yesterday it was no surprise that his comments were presented in a negative way by the world’s largest news agency, Reuters.
Ursula Papandrea, who played a lead role in bringing about the downfall of the disgraced former weightlifting leader Tamás Aján, says she and her Board at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) are being unfairly criticised.
The future of Attila Adamfi, director general of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is "under legal review" following the publication of the McLaren Independent Weightlifting Investigation, said the governing body’s Interim President, Ursula Papandrea.
It looked likely to be the biggest story of the week in Olympic sport when insidethegames reported, on New Year’s Day, that two Egyptian coaches had been sent to jail during a Government inquiry into widespread doping and fraud.