The International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Interim President, Mike Irani, has admitted that the latest revelations about doping corruption in weightlifting make for "shocking reading".
Transfusions, tip-offs, bribery, undetectable growth hormones - how doping corruption in weightlifting works
A three-year World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigation into doping in weightlifting, based largely on evidence provided by whistleblowers, has revealed an astonishing level of corruption that in several instances is the subject of ongoing investigations by law-enforcement agencies.
Eighteen weightlifters from six countries are suspected of providing manipulated urine samples after a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) probe discovered evidence of "doppelgangers" impersonating athletes.
The triple Olympic champion Pyrros Dimas and International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Interim President Mike Irani have both spoken up for athletes' interests after Dimas decided against resigning from the IWF Executive Board.
China has demonstrated once more the remarkable strength in depth of its elite weightlifters.
The International Weightlifting Federation has told its 187 members that its next elections could be a “hybrid” event, with some votes being cast in person and others online.
Antonio Urso, the Italian who was beaten by Tamás Aján in the last International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) election, will not stand for the Presidency again and has no intention of returning to the Executive Board either at the next Congress early next year.
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.
Another of Russia’s world champions has been provisionally suspended on a doping charge by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
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.
Antonio Urso, one of weightlifting’s most prominent anti-corruption campaigners, has resigned from the Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) because of its "crazy and destructive" behaviour.
The British doctor Mike Irani has become the fourth leader of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) in less than nine months.
Exclusive: Angry weightlifting federations call for early elections and say "IOC should run our sport"
Dozens of members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) are calling for elections before December in the hope of saving the sport's Olympic future.
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.