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 Olympic Committee (IOC) must do all it can to help weightlifters who have been “devastated” by the postponement of Tokyo 2020 and now fear their hard-earned places could be taken away from them.
Anybody who follows the world of weightlifting closely must be in need of an uplift, judging by recent headlines on insidethegames and elsewhere.
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.
Weightlifters who are hoping to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games should learn this week whether their chances have been helped or hindered by the coronavirus crisis.
USA Weightlifting (USAW) has struck its first deal with a cannabidiol (CBD) company, partnering with hemp-derived manufacturer Pure Spectrum to support its athletes through to 2023.
A new leader who has taken charge of weightlifting in Thailand has pledged to lead the nation to success in a clean future, but doping-related issues were immediately top of the agenda after his election as president of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA).
Continental weightlifting championships in Europe and Africa have been postponed for two months because of the coronavirus, in expectation that the deadline for qualifying for Tokyo 2020 will be extended until the end of June.
Weightlifting has suffered further disruption in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 because of the spread of coronavirus, with the Asian Championships in April cancelled and a qualifying competition in the United States this weekend taking place behind closed doors.
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.
Laurel Hubbard, the transgender weightlifter who is trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020 at the age of 42, broke a continental record but then bombed out in the Australian Open in Canberra, an Olympic qualifying competition.
Colombia face the prospect of being banned from participating at Tokyo 2020 weightlifting competitions after three of their athletes were suspended for anti-doping rule violations.
All change in Pan American Weightlifting Federation as Quiñones takes over and secretariat moves to the US
Willian Ozuna has been ousted and the Peruvian José Quiñones is the new man in charge of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation (PAWF), which is moving its secretariat to the United States.
Peru, USA and Argentina team up in attempt to oust "manipulative" President of Pan American weightlifting
Complaints of geographical bias, manipulation of the rules, inadequate accounting, lack of transparency and unconstitutional behaviour by the leadership of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation (PAWF) have led to three nations teaming up to try to set up a new regime.