IOC calls IWF reforms “important step”, but waits for elections as it announces “zero doping” in weightlifting for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The IOC executive committee sent a letter to all National Olympic Committees to inform that it will continue monitoring the International Weightlifting Federation before reassessing its Olympic future. The IWF reacted optimistically in a letter to the National Federations.

COI califica de “paso importante” reformas en la IWF, pero espera por las elecciones mientras anuncia “Cero Doping” en la halterofilia de Tokio 2020

El comité ejecutivo del COI envió una carta a todos los Comités Olímpicos Nacionales para informar que continuará con el monitoreo a la Federación Internacional de Halterofilia antes de reevaluar su futuro olímpico. La IWF reaccionó con optimismo en carta a las Federaciones Nacionales.

Key Dates And Location For IWF World Weightlifting Championships And Elections Announced

Two successful Latin Americans, crucial in determining weightlifting’s Olympic future

Former athlete Ximena Restrepo and former basketball player Damaris Young are two of three independent experts who contributed to the unprecedented reforms of the International Weightlifting Federation.

Dos latinoamericanas de éxito, cruciales para determinar el futuro olímpico de la halterofilia

La ex atleta Ximena Restrepo y la ex basquetbolista Damaris Young son dos de los tres expertos independientes que contribuyeron a las reformas inéditas de la Federación Internacional de Halterofilia.

Covid and international relations combine to cost Lake Placid its luge world cup races - Federation Focus

Also: IWF to hold Electoral Congress in December; Judo, beach soccer and kickboxing added to European Game 2023 sports program

Heavy lifting finally completed as IWF overwhelmingly passes new weightlifting constitution

Pyrros Dimas tells Around the Rings “I see happy faces, happy people and I hope everything will be the same from here to the future.”

IWF Constitutional Congress crucial to weightlifting’s Olympic ambitions takes place this weekend – Federation Focus

Also: GAISF initiates search for host cities of various multi-sport Games; Final Olympic qualification for men’s ice hockey underway

IWF EB Approves Draft Constitution Ahead of Key Congress

Member federations call for IWF executive board to step down to keep the sport in the Olympics

USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews: “There appears to be an air of certainty at this stage that we have only until 7 September to save our sport’s place on the Olympic Program”.

New IOC members elected, Tokyo 2020 organizers praised as IOC session ends

IOC members approve a change that could have consequences for the International Weightlifting Federation

GALLERY: Time for the Big Guys - Scenes from the Men’s 81kg Group A at Tokyo 2020

Halfway through the 2020 Olympic Games and it was time for the heavyweights to take center stage in Tokyo. ATR’s Hironori Hashimoto was on the scene for the Men’s 81kg Group A competition. China, Dominican Republic and Italy commanded the podium. Wednesday was the last day of competition.

Weightlifting Day Ahead – Heaviest discipline to close out the competition schedule in Tokyo

Reigning world champion and world record holder Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia is the big favorite to win gold in the +109kg event on August 4.

Weightlifting Day Ahead – two medal events on tap after a two-day break

Men’s 81kg world record holder and reigning world champion from 2019 Lü Xiaojun of China is the odds-on favorite to win gold

Filipino Hidilyn Diaz ends China’s golden streak at the weightlifting to earn her country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal

The former Asian Games winner is a sergeant in the Philippine Air Force. She registered two Olympic records to seal her place in the record books.

IWF: Olympic Quota Reductions Confirmed for Vietnam, Colombia and Turkey

(ATR) International Weightlifting Federation releases final list of qualifiers for Tokyo Olympics

IWF: Confirman Reducciones de Cuotas Olimpicas a Vietnam, Colombia y Turquia

(ATR) La IWF da a conocer el listado final de los clasificados a los Juegos Olimpicos de Tokio

IWF reallocated all quotas of member Federations with multiple ADRVs

IOC Executive Board receives update on the International Weightlifting Federation

IWF Congress Approves ITA and WADA Proposals But Much Work Remains

(ATR) With weightlifting's Olympic future at stake, an agreement on a new constitution remains elusive.

Congreso IWF Aprueba Propuestas de ITA y WADA Antes de Aplazarse

(ATR) Está en juego el futuro olimpico de la halterofilia  

Press Statement on the IWF Constitution Reform Congress

Tokio 2020: Quitan a Colombia Cinco Cuotas en Halterofilia

(ATR) Federación Colombiana confirma que estará en torneo olimpico tras llegar a un acuerdo con ITA

Press Statement on the Positions of Mr Nicolae VLAD and Dr Hasan AKKUS on the IWF Executive Board

Everything is on the line ahead of IWF Constitutional Congress, says USAW CEO

The Hula Report: Weightlifting at Crossroads

(ATR) The jovial charm of Tamas Ajan hid deep secrets of international weightlifting ... 

WADA welcomes International Testing Agency investigation report into activities of International Weightlifting Federation

IWF Acknowledges ITA Investigation Report, And Ready To Take Immediate Action

ITA Finds Doping Corruption in Weightlifting Federation

(ATR) Former IWF president Tamas Ajan is one of three of the sport’s leaders charged with anti-doping rule violations.

The ITA concludes investigation into a decade of rule violations in weightlifting, charges current and former IWF officials