Weightlifting

— 10 March 2022

Russians are no longer welcome

It is about time. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has sided with the IOC’s recommendation in the face of the war in Ukraine. Its executive committee decided to ban... Read more »

— 3 December 2021

An exemption for weightlifters

The threat has been lifted. Unlike the Winter Universiade in Lucerne or the figure skating Grand Prix Final in Osaka, the World Weightlifting Championships will not fall victim to... Read more »

— 29 November 2021

Elections postponed again

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is sinking further into crisis. Threatened by the IOC to disappear from the Olympic programme, without an elected president, the body was supposed to... Read more »

— 25 June 2021

146 unsolved doping cases in ten years

The weightlifting world keeps being unveiled. A report by the International Testing Agency (ITA), published on Thursday, June 24th, reveals the existence of 146 unsolved doping cases from 2009... Read more »

— 18 June 2021

Romania excluded from the Tokyo Games

The next Olympic weightlifting tournament is shaping up to be less crowded. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced on Thursday, June 17th, that it had excluded a new country... Read more »

— 14 June 2021

Laurel Hubbard among the qualifiers

It’s almost official: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has published the world... Read more »

— 1 March 2021

The election will wait

Confusion continues to reign in global weightlifting. The international disciplinary body (IWF) has decided to postpone its elective general assembly to a later date. It was scheduled for March... Read more »