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IWF Filled It’s New Anti-Doping Commission With Independent Members To Shore Up Integrity

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. Christine Girard, who won Olympic bronze and gold medals after doping cheats were disqualified at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and who […]

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Bizarre: WADA Querys International Weightlifting Federation Over Ajan’s ‘Hidden’ 130 Untested Sample

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. Evidence of the 130 untested samples was found by the McLaren team but not announced when the report was published, apparently because there had been insufficient […]

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A successful Seminar Between IWF And Oceania Weightlifting Federation Ends

A successful joint seminar held by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and the Oceania Weightlifting Federation attracted participants from 29 countries. The technical seminar was held over the course of a day. It was overseen by IWF honorary advisor Sam Coffa and fellow Australian Pedro Sanchez, a member of the IWF Technical Committee. Organisers say […]

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American Weightlifter Ban Four Years

American weightlifter has been suspended for four years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after she was found to have purchased a banned substance. USADA revealed Tiffany Parlor violated an anti-doping rule “involving her possession and use and/or attempted use of a prohibited substance”. The 31-year-old’s name will now be scrubbed from the records […]

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Powerlifter Ban For Taken Blood Pressure Medication

It is troublesome to see an athlete climbing any height of doping just to win by all means as the case of Puerto Rico Powerlifter who took a medication normally use as a first-line treatment of a high blood pressure. The Puerto Rico lifter Johannes Hernandez provided a urine sample and tested positive for blood […]

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George Floyd: US Weightlifting Gives Ten Scholarship Slot To Black Coaches

With financial support of Mark House of American law firm Becker & House, PLLC; the US Weightlifting has give out ten slot scholarship to help black Weightlifting coaches. Ten people from the black community will be granted a full scholarship to take a USA Weightlifting level one or level two course at no charge to […]

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WADA Appalled Over Decadence Of Doping Cover-up In Weightlifting

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Witold Bańka has declared that the organisation was “appalled” by the findings of McLaren’s team. The McLaren report revealed that doping positives had been covered up, athletes who should have been banned won medals at world and continental levels, and suspensions were deliberately delayed by Aján’s “meddling” and interference in […]

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Ex- president Of Weightlifting Found Complicity In Several Doping Cover-up

An independent investigation led by the Canadian law professor Richard McLaren has found Tamas Ajanand, former president of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) guilty in about 40 doping case cover-up and about $10.4m unaccounted for. McLaren was scathing in his criticism of Tamás Ajánand his “autocratic, authoritarian leadership” of the IWF, where he served as general […]

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Women Took Over The Fiji Weightlifting Board

The Fiji sport administrators were dazed when Fiji women won more than half of the seat, including the president in the election to the Fiji Weightlifting Board. The female outgoing President Atma Maharaj has now been replaced by a woman, Della Shaw-Elder. Ursula Papandrea, who became the first woman to lead the International Weightlifting Federation […]

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The Embattled Egyptian Rio Olympics Weight Lifting Coach Has Been Provincially Suspended

A dilemma of opinions spread over the Weight Lifting’s family concerning the case of the most successful Egyptian Weight Lifting coach whose his last coaching with Egyptian Weight Lifters ended in disaster; when the seven minor were ban for doping offence. Korany has now been provincially suspended of which he may face life ban if […]

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IOC Approved Weight Lifting Extension Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Qualification Period

Weightlifting has been given approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to extend its Tokyo 2020 qualifying period by a year, until the end of April 2021. Every athlete, including those who already have enough points to qualify, will be compelled to compete at least one more time in the period between October 1 this […]

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Egyptian Olympian Weight Lifting Coach Counts Himself Blameless In Teen Doping Scandal

Khaled Korany, one of most respected international weight lifting coach, who has helped weightlifters from Egypt and Saudi Arabia win medals at the highest level of the sport has denied any involvement in the teenage doping scandal that led to Egypt being banned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Khaled Korany, who is currently head […]