The last time most of the old Soviet Bloc nations missed a major international weightlifting championships Romania, thanks mainly to the great Nicu Vlad, came to the fore.
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Koha cruises to European junior title and stays on course for World Championships weightlifting medal
Rebekah Koha is on course for a World Championship medal after retaining her 58 kilograms European junior title in style.
Mirco Scarantino won his ninth European title and secured yet another gold medal for the Sicilian town that can justifiably claim to be the weightlifting capital of the world.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will ensure there is a record level of testing at their World Championships in Anaheim, California from November 28 until December 5 - and before.
European weightlifting is on "a new pathway" in its efforts to change the culture of doping in parts of the continent that has blighted the sport.
TV money in the balance as Sweden becomes favourite to host 2018 European Weightlifting Championships
The 2018 European Weightlifting Championships, which cannot be held as planned in Antalya in Turkey because of that nation’s imminent ban from the sport, are likely to be hosted by Sweden.
The Olympic super-heavyweight silver medallist Simon Martirosyan is one of nearly 150 weightlifters who will compete at the European Junior and Under-23 Championships over the next week, before sitting out a year of exile from international competition.
Exclusive: Georgia may replace Turkey as 2018 European Weightlifting Championships host - but no date switch
Next year's European Championships may move venue, probably from Turkey to Georgia, but the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) says there are no plans to switch the date in order to allow seven banned nations to compete.
Weightlifting to appoint Independent Testing Authority in bid to combat doping and save place in Olympics
Weightlifting will hand over its anti-doping programme to an Independent Testing Authority (ITA) as a keystone of its plans to clean up the sport and retain its place on the Olympic Games schedule.
Donald Trump's least favourite nation is all set to register the biggest sporting triumph in its 69-year existence - in the United States.
China, Russia and seven other leading nations have been banned for a year and will miss the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Anaheim, as well as next year’s Summer Youth Olympic Games, Junior World Championships, Asian Games and their own Continental Championships.
Exclusive: International Weightlifting Federation praised by IOC member for commitment to cleaning up sport
Weightlifting executives and independent experts from all over the world gather in Bucharest in Romania this weekend for one of the sport’s most important decision-making meetings since it gained a regular place on the Olympic Games programme nearly 100 years ago.
Fernando Reis, Brazil’s top weightlifter, who has been embroiled in one of the most incredible controversies in the sport’s history in recent months, is in Brazil’s team for the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in California.
Weightlifters in China, India and the United States – the world’s three most populous countries – have all had much to celebrate in recent days, but in terms of significance to the sport none of their efforts matches those of a group anti-doping, legal and sports administration executives who met in Frankfurt yesterday and today.
Chinese weightlifters showed why they are the dominant force in the sport with a number of phenomenal performances at the National Games of China, which ended in Tianjin today.