IWF athletes commission member optimistic about weightlifting’s future though “the changes aren’t going to be happening overnight”

Forrester Osei tells Around the Rings the IOC doesn’t want to kick the sport out of the Olympics. “They want to see an organization that has been in the dark waters to finally say enough is enough”.

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.

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.

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

USAW CEO proposes constitutional amendments ahead of IWF Congress in Doha

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

More than 30 Olympic records in a memorable weightlifting tournament in Tokyo where for the first time seven countries from the Americas won 11 medals

Ecuador took to the streets to welcome Neisi Dajomes as its new Olympic legend

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.

Lasha Talakhadze smashes world and Olympic records for weightlifting gold

The Georgian dominates the +109kg category to become an Olympic champion for the second time in a fitting finale to the weightlifting competition in Tokyo.

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.

China extends weightlifting dominance as Kiwi Laurel Hubbard fails to finish

Chinese lifters won gold in both the women’s 87kg and +87kg events, bringing their medal total to seven golds and one silver.

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

Weightlifting Day Ahead – no competition on July 29th and 30th

Weightlifting Day Ahead – World record holder and reigning world champion Shi Zhiyong from China the heavy favorite to win gold

The men’s -73kg is the only event scheduled for July 28

Canada’s Maude Charron becomes first non-Asian weightlifting champion at Tokyo 2020

Charron trained in her father’s garage during the pandemic: “I just picture myself there in my peaceful place and it puts me in the right mood.”

Weightlifting Day Ahead – Two women’s medal events on tap for weightlifting on Tuesday

41-year-old Alexandra Escobar of Ecuador, ranked 2nd in the world, chases an Olympic medal in her fourth Games.

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 reallocated all quotas of member Federations with multiple ADRVs

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.

Press Statement on the IWF Constitution Reform Congress

Tokyo 2020: Colombia Loses Five Weightlifting Places For Doping Offenses

(ATR) Colombian Federation confirms it keeps three spots in Olympic tournament after reaching agreement with 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

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.