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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.”

National weightlifting camp to be shifted from Patiala to Mumbai for two months
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National weightlifting camp to be shifted from Patiala to Mumbai for two months

The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) has decided to shift the national camp from Patiala to Mumbai for two months, starting 21 December, to ensure that lifters train in higher temperatures that are anticipated at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Crisis-hit International Weightlifting Federation appoints third president in a week
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Crisis-hit International Weightlifting Federation appoints third president in a week

The IWF said it had appointed Michael Irani, the British chair of the federation's medical committee and a former chair of its anti-doping commission, as interim president.

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.

SAI shortlists 258 athletes for Junior TOPS group, to be provided Rs 25,000 in monthly allowance
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SAI shortlists 258 athletes for Junior TOPS group, to be provided Rs 25,000 in monthly allowance

The support will be extended through a group/systems approach and a monthly out of pocket allowance of Rs 25,000 will be given to every TOPS athlete.

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.

Weightlifter Pardeep Singh provisionally suspended for human Growth Hormone doping
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Weightlifter Pardeep Singh provisionally suspended for human Growth Hormone doping

Pardeep Singh won the silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and is the current national champion.

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

Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award after International Weightlifting Federation drops doping charges
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Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award after International Weightlifting Federation drops doping charges

A Sports Ministry source confirmed that Chanu will be conferred with the Arjuna award as per a 2018 Delhi High Court order, which directed the selection committee to consider her and keep the decision in a sealed cover to be disclosed only if she was absolved of the doping charges.

'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

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.

Sanjita Chanu cleared of doping charge by IWF; Indian weightlifter demands answers and compensation
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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
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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.

Sanjita Chanu still not cleared of doping charges by IWF, will demand compensation for causing mental harassment
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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
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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.

Indian Weightlifting Federation nominates Mirabai Chanu for Arjuna Award, despite having already won Khel Ratna
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Indian Weightlifting Federation nominates Mirabai Chanu for Arjuna Award, despite having already won Khel Ratna

Chanu had received the Khel Ratna along with Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in 2018

International Weightlifting Federation president Tamas Ajan resigns amid ongoing corruption investigation
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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.

Coronavirus pandemic: International Weightlifting Federation draws up new criteria for Tokyo Olympics qualification in wake of COVID-19
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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

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's a look at the status of qualifying events for the Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's a look at the status of qualifying events for the Games

As the IOC attempts to keep the 2020 Olympics on schedule, many of the events that determine who would compete in Tokyo have been postponed or cancelled.