Two of the most senior figures in weightlifting in the United States and Russia have called for investigations into claims of corruption in the sport made by a German television documentary.
USA Weightlifting has announced it will be hosting a star-studded gala to celebrate and raise money for athletes representing the country at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
USA Weightlifting chief executive Phil Andrews says he agrees entirely with International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) general secretary Mohamed Jaloud that the world governing body should outsource all its anti-doping operation and results management, including sanctions for National Federations, to an independent body such as the International Testing Agency (ITA).
USA Weightlifting has welcomed the Canadian Weightlifting Federation (CWF) to its headquarters in Colorado Springs for two days of discussions around best practice in the sport.
USA Weightlifting chief executive Phil Andrews believes athletics could learn from his sport, following the recent scandal involving Alberto Salazar.
USA Weightlifting chief executive Phil Andrews says it is time for Russia to tell the "whole truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth" over the country's ongoing doping scandal, to allow those trying to make positive changes move forward in a "new clean era".
Phil Andrews, chief executive of USA Weightlifting, offered his advice and expertise to an administration and management seminar held in the framework of the International Weightlifting Federation’s Development Programme in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
A new testing method designed to increase the amount of samples taken while "reducing the human and financial resources required" will be given another outing at a weightlifting event in the United States later this month.