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Olympic weightlifting champion Nijat Rahimov charged with swapping urine samples, faces loss of gold medal
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Olympic weightlifting champion Nijat Rahimov charged with swapping urine samples, faces loss of gold medal

The International Testing Agency said late Monday it charged Rahimov and Dumitru Captari of Romania with “an anti-doping rule violation for ‘Urine Substitution’ which would have occurred over a period of time in 2016.”

IOC says it's 'very worried' by IWF interim president Ursula Garza Papandrea's sudden ouster
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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
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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
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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.

Three Russian weightlifters including three-time world champion Nadezhda Evstyukhina test positive for banned substance
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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.

Investigation into International Weightlifting Federation finds doping cover-ups, millions of dollars in missing money
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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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Weightlifters from Thailand, Malaysia to miss rescheduled Games due to doping cases, confirms IWF
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Weightlifters from Thailand, Malaysia to miss rescheduled Games due to doping cases, confirms IWF

Weightlifters from Thailand and Malaysia will miss the Tokyo Olympics after the sport’s governing body said on Saturday it had banned their athletes after a high number of doping cases.

IWF postpones European weightlifting championships to June after coronavirus outbreak
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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
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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

International Weightlifting Federation to investigate Tamas Ajan's 44-year tenure as president after allegations of corruption
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International Weightlifting Federation to investigate Tamas Ajan's 44-year tenure as president after allegations of corruption

Weightlifting has a chronic doping problem, including dozens of positive tests for steroids in reanalysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics

International Olympic Committee to ask German broadcaster for evidence after allegations of doping cover-up in weightlifting
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International Olympic Committee to ask German broadcaster for evidence after allegations of doping cover-up in weightlifting

The program broadcast by ARD implicated the International Weightlifting Federation and its long-time president, Tamas Aján, an International Olympic Committee honorary member from Hungary

Indian weightlifter Swati Singh returns to adverse analytical finding for morphine, under IWF dope radar
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Indian weightlifter Swati Singh returns to adverse analytical finding for morphine, under IWF dope radar

However, Swati does not face any ban until it is proved she committed an anti-doping rule violation.

'Reborn' after seeing her suspension revoked, Sanjita Chanu vows to come back with a bang, targets Tokyo Olympics spot
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'Reborn' after seeing her suspension revoked, Sanjita Chanu vows to come back with a bang, targets Tokyo Olympics spot

An ecstatic Sanjita spoke to Firstpost from her home in Imphal after her provisional suspension was lifted.

China faces IWF doping ban after three Olympic gold-winning weightlifters test positive
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China faces IWF doping ban after three Olympic gold-winning weightlifters test positive

Three Chinese women's weightlifting gold medallists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics were disqualified for doping on Thursday following a reanalysis of their drug tests, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said.

Three Chinese 2008 Olympic champions test positive after IWF re-analyse samples
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Three Chinese 2008 Olympic champions test positive after IWF re-analyse samples

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on Wednesday disclosed the names of 15 past Olympians, including three Beijing 2008 gold medallists, who failed doping tests after their samples were re-analysed.

Rio Olympics: Russian weightlifters handed blanket ban by IWF amidst doping scandal
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Rio Olympics: Russian weightlifters handed blanket ban by IWF amidst doping scandal

A ban on all Russian weightlifters dealt a new blow, in the already huge doping scandal, ahead of the Rio Olympics.