Four more Russian weightlifters have been banned for historic doping offences, including a 35-year-old woman who is already serving an eight-year ban for a second offence.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will be restricted in its attempts to act on the sport’s latest anti-doping corruption scandal until it carries out constitutional reforms in late March.
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.
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."
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 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has demanded action from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) over 130 doping samples "hidden" during the tenure of its disgraced former president Tamás Aján, insidethegames can reveal.
Ukraine’s Dmytro Chumak was the star of the show in what was arguably the best online weightlifting competition ever staged - though Australia’s Eileen Cikamatana, a strong China team and a dog did their best to upstage him.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has taken the first step towards giving athletes a meaningful voice in the sport’s future.
A new weightlifting competition for mixed-gender teams could be a formula to follow around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused so much disruption to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) calendar.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will have a new constitution and a new permanent leader within seven months.