Weightlifting

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

3 more Olympic medals stripped in IOC doping retests

Apr 5, 2017

Two wrestlers and a weightlifter have been stripped of Olympic medals for doping at the 2008 and 2012 Games

Belarus weightlifter banned for urine swap ahead of Olympics

Jan 26, 2017

Belarusian weightlifter Stanislav Chadovich has been banned for four years for trying use substitute urine in a pre-Olympic doping test

3 Chinese weightlifters lose 2008 Olympic titles for doping

Jan 12, 2017

Three Chinese women weightlifters have been stripped of Olympic titles for doping at their home 2008 Beijing Games

Russians stripped of 2 Beijing Olympic medals for doping

Sep 13, 2016

Russia has been stripped of two medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics in doping retests

4 athletes stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Games

Aug 31, 2016

The IOC has stripped four more athletes, including three Russians, of medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after their doping samples were retested and came back positive for banned substances

Belarus Olympic weightlifter faces ban over sample tampering

Aug 26, 2016

A Belarusian weightlifter who was mysteriously withdrawn from the Rio Olympics has been suspended for alleged "urine substitution" in a doping sample

China faces 1-year ban from weightlifting over doping

Aug 25, 2016

China is facing a one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases in a move which threatens to stop some of the world's top athletes from competing internationally

3 Olympic weightlifting gold medalists fail doping retests

Aug 24, 2016

Three Olympic champion weightlifters from China and eight other medalists stand to be stripped of their titles after failing retests of their doping samples from the 2008 Olympics