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Weightlifting: Thailand faces Olympic ban after six positives at worlds

Jan 23 2019

LONDON Thailand’s weightlifters face a ban from the Tokyo 2020 Games after six positive tests, two of them from reigning Olympic champions, at last year’s World Championships.

Doping: Weightlifter Iovu gets third doping violation

Dec 28 2018

LONDON Cristina Iovu, a weightlifter who has competed for three different countries, is among eight new doping cases announced by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). | Video

Doping-Weightlifter Iovu gets third doping violation

Dec 28 2018

LONDON, Dec 28 Cristina Iovu, a weightlifter who has competed for three different countries, is among eight new doping cases announced by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Weightlifting: Russians unhappy as world championships hope to turn corner

Oct 30 2018

LONDON Weightlifting is hoping to strengthen its precarious hold on its Olympic status when "a new chapter" for the sport starts at the World Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from Thursday.

Russia, India among nations to lose Olympic spots in doping clampdown

Apr 12 2018

LONDON Five nations, including Russia, whose doping records have risked weightlifting's place on the Olympic schedule have been limited to just two athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Games by the sport's governing body, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Weightlifting: New Zealand transgender lifter bids for gold at worlds

Dec 03 2017

ANAHEIM A New Zealand transgender lifter will go for gold against an American Olympic medalist when the super-heavyweight classes bring the weightlifting World Championships to a close on Tuesday.

Weightlifting: Sport begins new chapter with hardline approach to doping

Nov 26 2017

Over half of the 377 weightlifters at the world championships that begin on Tuesday in the United States will be drug tested as the sport begins a new chapter to try to retain its Olympic status after decisions taken by the governing IWF.

Iran allows women to compete internationally

Nov 23 2017

LONDON Women weightlifters from Iran will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time, the president of the country's weightlifting federation said on Thursday.

Weightlifting: North Korea not among entrants for world champs in U.S.

Nov 07 2017

LONDON Weightlifting powerhouse North Korea are not on the list of entrants for this month's world championships in the United States.

Weightlifting: Doping bans leave North Koreans set for glory in U.S.

Oct 04 2017

Weightlifting's new hardline approach to doping has not only led to one-year bans for China, Russia and seven other nations, it has also opened the way for North Korea to register its biggestsporting triumph in U.S. President Donald Trump’s backyard.

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