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.
An Albanian weightlifting official who drove 1,100 kilometres to pay $74,000 (£58,000/€65,000) in cash so his country could compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has told insidethegames why and how the journey came about.
Senior Thai official named in McLaren weightlifting report denies corruption and threatens to sue foreign media
Intarat Yodbangtoey has denied any involvement in bribery and corruption at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) electoral congress, and says he has been insulted and dishonoured.
Athleten Deutschland calls for independent oversight of IWF reforms and greater athlete representation
German athlete body Athleten Deutschland has called for "a comprehensive personnel and structural re-launch" at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) after the McLaren Independent Weightlifting Investigation chronicled widespread corruption under former President Tamás Aján.
The man who was twice beaten by Tamás Aján in elections corrupted by bribery is considering suing the disgraced former President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
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.
Current IWF Board should not decide on weightlifting’s future, says Canadian ousted by Aján vote-buying
A Canadian who was a victim of Tamás Aján's vote-rigging corruption says the current Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) should not be trusted to take any immediate decisions on the sport’s future.
The President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation and a German who was a victim of a rigged election both say Tamás Aján should face criminal charges for corruption during his long reign at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
McLaren reveals how Aján used “vote brokers” to swing weightlifting elections with bribes of up to $30,000
Tamás Aján took more than $600,000 (£472,000/€530,000) in cash to successive International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) electoral congresses, and spent much of it on bribes to buy votes, according to the McLaren report on corruption in weightlifting.
The McLaren report on weightlifting corruption states that the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, personally wrote to Tamás Aján to thank him for delaying the suspension of certain athletes who had tested positive for steroids.
Tamás Aján, who was denounced for corruption during his long reign as a weightlifting leader by the Canadian law professor Richard McLaren today, has written an open letter claiming that the accusations against him are unfounded.
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.
Doping cover-ups and more than $10 million missing - Aján condemned in weightlifting corruption inquiry
More than $10 million (£7.9 million/€8.84 million) is unaccounted for, 40 doping positives have been covered up, and vote-buying was rampant at the past two electoral congresses of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
The man whose TV documentary helped to end Tamás Aján’s domination of world weightlifting has called for more independent involvement in governance because "sport cannot control itself".