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Former IWF Director General For 25 Years In Scathing Attack On McLaren For Questionable Report

In a letter to IWF Interim President Mike Irani and the Executive Board, former International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) director general Attila Adamfi has accused Richard McLaren of trying to produce false evidence and forging documents to support allegations of corruption at the governing body. Adamfi, who officially left his position at the organisation by “mutual […]

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Olympics Champion Shi Zhiyong And A Teenager In World Record Perfomance At China Weighlifting Competition

Two of China’s top gold medal hopes for Tokyo 2020 were in world-record form at the Men’s National Championships in Kaihua, where a teenager made his mark in sensational style. It was a mirror of the Women’s National Championships last week where three lifts were above world-record level and an “unknown” teenager excelled. Shi Zhiyong stands way […]

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WADA Uncover “Doppleganger” Providing Urine Sample On Behalf Of Weightlifters

An investigation into weightlifting which was launched by WADA’s intelligence and investigations (I&I) department in August 2017; the investigation has now yielded results with discovering evidence of “doppelgangers” impersonating athletes. Eighteen weightlifters from six countries are suspected of providing manipulated urine samples after a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) probe discovered evidence of “doppelgangers” impersonating athletes. […]

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IWF In Turmoil As Interim President American Ursula Papandrea Quit Executive Board Few Days After Been ousted

The American Ursula Papandrea, who was voted out of office as Interim President of the IWF on Tuesday has now throw in the towel, accusssing IWF Executive Board of putting its own members’ interests ahead of the sport’s Olympic future in a damning resignation letter. Her resignation as a vice-president, after nine months of “stalling, […]

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Olympics Qualifications Divides IWF Board

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. On one side of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) divide are a number of Executive Board members from nations that have been banned […]

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“A Wave Of Anger From Egyptian Weightlifter” Over Appointment Of (Mahgoub) IWF Executive Board Member

Egyptian Member of Parliament says there has been “a wave of anger” from weightlifters and coaches after the appointment of Mahmoud Mahgoub to a new leadership role in the sport. The MP John Talaat has made a formal request for an explanation from the Minister of Youth and Sport Ashraf Sobhy, who chose Mahgoub to […]

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India World Weightlifting Champion To Train In US For Tokyo Olympics

India World Weightlifting Champion, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who is one of India’s top medal hopes in weightlifting, will be allowed to train in the US for the Tokyo Olympics after being given four million rupees (£42,200/$54,200/€46,300) by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Now the 2017 world champion will train for two months in an […]

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International Weightlifting Federation Has Suspended Bulgaria Todor For Using Banned Substance

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced the provisional suspension of a Bulgaria Todor Yordanow for tested positive to banned substance. The IWF said in a short statement that Yordanow returned an adverse analytical finding for testosterone and “at least” one anabolic steroid. The athlete has been provisionally suspended “in view of a potential anti-doping […]

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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 […]