Weightlifting

IOC leaves weightlifting at risk of 2024 Olympic snub

Dec 6, 2017

The IOC has left weightlifting at risk of being cut from the 2024 Olympics, and ordered retesting of more stored doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics

Russia launches Olympic uniforms despite possible ban

Nov 29, 2017

Russia has launched its uniform for February's Winter Olympics even as it faces a possible ban for doping offenses

New Zealand names transgender lifter for Commonwealth Games

Nov 24, 2017

Friends, foes complain as New Zealand names transgender weightlifter for Commonwealth Games

Transgender lifter to represent NZ at Commonwealth Games

Nov 23, 2017

Transgender weightlifter named to compete for New Zealand at Commonwealth Games

'Pocket Hercules,' 3-time Olympic champion, dies at 50

Nov 18, 2017

Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who was known as "Pocket Hercules" and won three Olympic gold medals, has died

Russia, China among 9 top weightlifting countries suspended

Sep 30, 2017

The International Weightlifting Federation has suspended nine leading countries for a year as it tries to combat an epidemic of doping

Sports court confirms Chinese doping at Beijing Olympics

Aug 28, 2017

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed appeals by two Chinese female weightlifters against being stripped of their 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medals for doping

Former European weightlifting champion Cholakov dies at 35

Aug 20, 2017

Weightlifter Velichko Cholakov, a former European champion who was part of the Bulgarian team withdrawn from the 2008 Beijing Olympics over a doping scandal, has died

Despite Olympic doping, weightlifting body re-elects leader

May 29, 2017

The 78-year-old Tamas Ajan has won a fifth term as International Weightlifting Federation president amid criticism of the sport's record of doping at the Olympics

2 Moldova weightlifters fail drug tests

May 18, 2017

Two Moldova weightlifters have been suspended after failing drug tests