Iran-Israel conflict. When sport can’t handle politics

An Iranian weightlifter was suspended for life for shaking hands with his Israeli colleague. Once again, athletes involved in other people's affairs with no just solution.
Iran-Israel conflict. When sport can’t handle politics

They burned the Azerbaijan flag and the entire delegation left the European Weightlifting Championships

It happened during the parade of the opening ceremony of the event that takes place in Armenia. The person responsible was a well-known designer who was released hours later. Azerbaijani athletes were unable to add new marks that would bring them closer to Paris and could compensate them in the next African Championship.
They burned the Azerbaijan flag and the entire delegation left the European Weightlifting Championships

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

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.
IWF encouraged by the sights and sounds at the Commonwealth Games

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

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

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.
Weightlifting moves forward, Olympic boxing stuck

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
IWF elects Mohammed Jaloud president as historic electoral congress wraps up

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
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”

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.
Tamás Aján and Nicu Vlad given lifetime suspension from weightlifting

Mohamed Yousef Al Mana announces candidacy for International Weightlifting President

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
Tirana to host 2022 IWF Electoral Congress

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

After hosting its first Worlds in 28 yeas 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.
USA Weightlifting bids for 2022 IWF World Championships once China bows out

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
IOC sets weightlifting weight classes and schedule for Paris 2024 Olympics

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

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
Nijat Rahimov will be stripped of Rio 2016 gold medal

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

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

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

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