New evidence of manipulated doping samples has been released by the makers of a German television documentary about alleged corruption in weightlifting.
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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.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has strongly rejected claims of doping cover-ups and financial mismanagement made in a German television documentary, and has said it is concerned about possible "organised doping" in Thailand.
"Weightlifting’s doping cover-ups and missing millions" - German TV documentary targets IWF President Aján
A German television documentary broadcast today alleges corruption and cover-ups in weightlifting, in doping and finance, and secretly records a conversation with an Olympic medallist who claims girls as young as 13 are doping in Thailand.
The top two coaches in Egypt’s national weightlifting team have been sent to jail during a Government inquiry into widespread doping and misappropriation of public funds.
Iran’s Olympic champion weightlifter Kianoush Rostami made a career high total in one of the best head-to-head contests of 2019 at the Qatar Cup in Doha, the final Olympic qualifying competition of the year – but he still needs a miracle if he is to go for gold again at Tokyo 2020.
Maxim Agapitov, the Russian who has been openly critical of weightlifting’s global leadership in recent months, is running for President of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) to replace Antonio Urso, who has announced he is not standing again on "ethical principles".
Eileen Cikamatana, the 20-year-old who has quickly established herself as one of the most exciting young talents in weightlifting, broke three junior world records on Thursday as her junior career came to a close.
Fernando Reis, the Brazilian weightlifter who finished fifth in his home Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, is convinced he can win a medal at Tokyo 2020 and give the sport a huge boost in the process.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) made the right moves as far as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is concerned when its Executive Board backed a tough stance against doping in Lausanne tonight.
The strength of Tamás Aján's leadership of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will be tested in Lausanne tomorrow, at a meeting that could have a profound effect on the sport's future.
The Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) has launched an internal investigation after a television documentary claimed "anti-doping violations and crimes" had been committed by weightlifters in collaboration with Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the national anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.
Tamás Aján, the President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), has accused Thailand of being "absolutely reckless" in its attempts to return to the sport while still serving a self-imposed ban.
A teenage Thai weightlifter has forfeited her gold medal from the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires last year.
Weightlifters from the United States, Canada and Britain - including a champion and a bronze medallist - have strongly criticised the doping culture within the sport, and especially the "massively frustrating" level of support given to known cheats by lifters and fans around the world.