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Year in review 2021: Mirabai Chanu lifts Indian spirits with Tokyo silver but weightlifting faces uncertain Olympic future
Chanu's tale of redemption at Tokyo was the defining moment for Indian weightlifting but the sport itself faced an uncertain future globally with long-standing governance and doping-related problems.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Desperately seeking clean Games, doping-tainted weightlifting faces Olympic axe
The IOC has already decided to shed four of the 13 weight divisions contested in Tokyo with the number of athletes slashed from 196 to 120. In Rio five years ago there were 260.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Romanian weightlifters to miss Games after federation receives one-year doping ban
Four of the offences were committed by Florin Croitoru, Gabriel Sincraian, Razvan Martin and Roxana Cocos at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IWF confirms Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s qualification for Games
The 26-year-old from Manipur has qualified on the basis of her standings on IWF's Absolute Ranking list. Chanu is ranked second in the 49kg category with 4133,6172 points in her kitty.
IOC says it's 'very worried' by IWF interim president Ursula Garza Papandrea's sudden ouster
The International Weightlifting Federation, though, has not commented on the situation and still lists Papandrea as interim president on its website.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga set to rejoin national weightlifting camp at NIS Patiala next week
Last month, 17-year-old Jeremy had flown to Aizawl to meet his family after feeling homesick.
Two-time European champion weightlifter Andrei Demanov provisionally suspended for doping
The International Weightlifting Federation said Tuesday that Demanov tested positive for traces of DHCMT, an anabolic steroid also known as turinabol
'Ignominy of doping ban made me suicidal' Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on her mental struggle and fight for justice
A victim of administrative goof-ups and wrongful doping case, Sanjita Chanu lost two years of her prime. The weightlifter speaks about her mental struggle, her fight for justice and future plans
WADA begins investigation after McLaren Investigation Team discovers doping violations hidden in IWF records
In a scathing report released earlier this month, McLaren and his team found that the IWF had been plagued by decades of corruption and also discovered the doping infractions.
Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu hopeful of getting Arjuna Award after being cleared of doping charges
Chanu, who won gold at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games in 48kg and 53kg respectively, has been trying for the prestigious Award for the past four years.
IOC chief Thomas Bach warns weightlifting could face Olympic exclusion after discovery of massive corruption in IWF
Weightlifting could lose its place in future Olympic Games if ongoing investigations into the sports’ international federation (IWF) reveal more corruption, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
Sanjita Chanu cleared of doping charge by IWF; Indian weightlifter demands answers and compensation
The IWF has dropped the doping charge against Indian weightlifter K Sanjita Chanu due to "non-conformities" in the handling of her sample.
Three Russian weightlifters including three-time world champion Nadezhda Evstyukhina test positive for banned substance
The 32-year-old Evstyukhina, who is now retired, has been serving a provisional suspension since August last year for a separate potential violation of anti-doping rules, the IWF said.
Sanjita Chanu still not cleared of doping charges by IWF, will demand compensation for causing mental harassment
Chanu's case, which has been marred by several anomalies and administrative goof-ups, has been dragging on since she tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone in November 2017.
Investigation into International Weightlifting Federation finds doping cover-ups, millions of dollars in missing money
An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren said Thursday.
International Weightlifting Federation president Tamas Ajan resigns amid ongoing corruption investigation
Ajan, from Hungary, had been at the IWF since 1976, serving 24 years as general secretary and 20 as president.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu certain to qualify under new proposed rules, Jeremy Lalrinnunga also likely to make cut
Weightlifting's Olympic qualifying schedule has gone haywire due to the Covid-19 pandemic but India's Mirabai Chanu is a sure-shot for the Tokyo Games, if they are held, while young Jeremy Lalrinnunga is also set to make the cut for the mega sporting spectacle.
Coronavirus pandemic: International Weightlifting Federation draws up new criteria for Tokyo Olympics qualification in wake of COVID-19
The International Weightlifting Federation says it has drawn up a replacement set of qualifying rules and submitted them to the International Olympic Committee but it won’t tell athletes or national federations about the changes until the IOC signs off on the plan
IWF postpones European weightlifting championships to June after coronavirus outbreak
The IWF had already cancelled the world junior weightlifting championship, to have been held in Romania this month, as well as the sport’s Asian and African Championships
International Weightlifting Federation cancels Asian Championships due to coronavirus outbreak
The weightlifting event, which was originally set to be held in Kazakhstan but shifted to neighbouring Uzbekistan last month, joins a long list of sporting events hit by the flu-like virus that originated in China late last year