Nijat Rahimov is popped for drugs/PEDs

Rahimov and Captari Suspended, Charged with Using ‘Doppelgängers’

Nijat Rahimov (Kazakhstan) and Dumitru Captari, (Romania) have both been provisionally suspended pending the outcome of anti-doping cases against them. Both athletes stand accused of...

Ursula Papandrea To Run For IWF President

After being controversially removed as acting President by the IWF Executive Board, Ursula Papandrea has announced that she will be a candidate when a...
The strngest woman in the world Tatiana Kashirina not on Russia's doping list

Reports that Tatiana Kashirina has been Suspended

There are reports that Tatiana Kashirina, the five-time women's super heavyweight world champion, has been suspended pending the outcome of an anti-doping case against...
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Weightlifting Weight Categories Reduced for Paris 2024

The International Olympic Committee has announced that weightlifting will feature just five men's and five women's weight categories for the 2024 Olympic Games in...
Lasha Talakhadze accessory training

140kg Muscle Snatch | Strongest Weightlifter in the World Heavy Accessories | Lasha Talakhadze

Accessory work accounts for the majority of training volume, and so watching it being performed reveals a lot about the athlete. This session, from...

Shi Zhiyong Takes Over Chinese Nationals, and Doppelgängers are in the IWF | WL...

This week in weightlifting A report by the World Anti-Doping Agency Intelligence and Investigations department has revealed new allegations of methods used to avoid positive...

Ursula Papandrea Talks About Her Time at The IWF

The recently-ousted interim President of the International Weightlifting Federation has spoken to us at length about her time in the organisation, the challenges she...

WADA Report Says It Has Uncovered More Doping and Corruption

A report by the World Anti-Doping Agency Intelligence and Investigations department has revealed new allegations of methods used to avoid positive tests in weightlifting. ...
Sergei Putsov on Ukrainian Weightlifting

Sergei Putsov – Five Things I Learned

Sergei Putsov has been an athlete since he was seven years old. Initially, he started by playing tennis, but having a father who was...
Brian Oliver interview from Inside the Games weightlifting

Brian Oliver | Inside the IWF

This was a fascinating conversation with Brian Oliver, writer and breaker of all major weightlifting news. Over the majority of the last decade, Brian...
Sarah Davies British Weightlifter in Athletes Commission

Athletes Commission Chair Speaks About IWF Situation

Sarah Davies, Chair of the IWF Athletes Commission has spoken at length about the current crisis at the top level of the federation. The British...

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