Indonesian weightlifter Citra Febrianti receives her long-awaited London 2012 silver medal after 10 years

Following the disqualification of both the gold and silver medalists, Febrianti went from not medaling in London to being the silver medalist

IWF encouraged by the sights and sounds at the Commonwealth Games

President Jalood had nothing but praise for the competition and atmosphere of the recently completed Commonwealth Games in the U.K.

U.S. weightlifters wrap Pan Ams with medals, records, world team spots

More than 15 Olympic and world medalists in continental weightlifting event in Bogotá

The Pan American Championship opens this Sunday in the Colombian capital, which will host the IWF World Championship in December.

Weightlifting moves forward, Olympic boxing stuck

Despite the flagrant leadership failures that have driven the sport of weightlifting to the brink of banishment from the Olympics, that prospect could be easing following the vote for new leaders.

IWF elects Mohammed Jaloud president as historic electoral congress wraps up

The IWF also elected a female first vice president for the first time in their history

Ursula Garza Papandrea: “If we’re not in the Olympic Games, you’ve effectively stolen the Olympic dream from every athlete who comes after this”

Candidate for IWF presidency says upcoming executive board elections must bring the right team together to save weightlifting as an Olympic sport

Tamás Aján and Nicu Vlad given lifetime suspension from weightlifting

The two former officials were sanctioned for activities related to anti-doping rules violations over an extended period of time. The case brought weightlifting unwanted attention and helped place its spot on the Olympic sports program in jeopardy.

Mohamed Yousef Al Mana announces candidacy for International Weightlifting President

Tirana to host 2022 IWF Electoral Congress

The Albanian capital was announced as host of the 2022 IWF Electoral Congress following a recent meeting of the IWF Executive Board. The 2022 IWF Electoral Congress will be conducted amidst the backdrop of weightlifting’s potential exclusion from the 2028 Summer Olympic Games

USA Weightlifting bids for 2022 IWF World Championships once China bows out

After hosting its first worlds in 28 years in 2015, the United States has raised its international profile by bringing in prestigious events and meetings. Covid-19 restrictions forced China to withdraw as host.

IOC sets weightlifting weight classes and schedule for Paris 2024 Olympics

The IOC has accepted the bodyweight categories put forward by the International Weightlifting Federation in December

IWF stands in solidarity with anti-doping division of Court of Arbitration

The court recently stripped Kazakh weightlifter Nijat Rahimov of his 2016 Olympic gold medal

Nijat Rahimov will be stripped of Rio 2016 gold medal

The weightlifter from Kazakhstan also faces an eight year ban from the sport for doping

USA makes bid to host IWF Electoral Congress

The 2022 IWF Electoral Congress is scheduled to be held June 25 & 26

USA makes bid to host IWF Electoral Congress

The 2022 IWF Electoral Congress is scheduled to be held June 25 & 26

International Weightlifting Federation clears path for elections to take place this summer

The news is a welcome relief as the IWF seeks to rebuild their reputation in the eyes of the IOC

USOPC sees ‘pathway forward’ for certain sports to rejoin LA28 program

The IOC recently dropped three long-time Olympic sports from the LA28 program, citing concerns over doping and leadership within their respective organizations

Three sports gone, three sports added to LA28 Summer Olympics

The IOC adds skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to permanent spots on the Olympic program.

BEHIND THE SCENES: From the Roman Empire to the fake Peng Shuai: in the midst of the storm, Thomas Bach takes the helm of the Olympic ship with force

The IOC President had to appeal to ancient history to defend his policy and to forcefulness to demolish the idea that China is cheating the olympic body. He praised the “new” sports, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing.

A CLOSER LOOK: Weightlifting’s Olympic future is uncertain and it’s nobody’s fault but their own

Decades of doping and corruption may have finally caught up with the IWF as their hold on Paris 2024 continues to slip away.

IWF presidential candidate vows to clean up sport and secure weightlifting’s place in future Olympic Games

The sport has been awash in scandal and doping for years. IOC President Thomas Bach has strongly hinted their spot in the Paris 2024 program is far from a sure thing.

Slate of candidates for crucial IWF elections to be announced Nov. 20, with Russia barred from participating

The Pan American Hall of Fame received praise from sports organizations.

USA Weightlifting nominates Ursula Papandrea to serve as next IWF President

Papandrea is a former IWF vice-president and USA Weightlifting president. Elections will be held in December in Uzbekistan.

IWF announces first athlete elections

ATR EXTRA Jeddah is already history with its new generation records and medals, while weightlifting aims for Tashkent, the final destination

Under-17s from Russia and the United States marked the lead at the Saudi World Cup venue, with Colombia and Mexico leading the way in Latin America.

Team USA caps its winningest Youth Weightlifting World Championships with 14 medals

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