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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 has managed to create relationships with the gatekeepers of information within the IWF such that he is able to ask the necessary questions and spread important information to all of us. […]

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 athlete spoke for an hour on the Sinclair Debate podcast (below), during which she shared her personal view on the situation, the response to her petition and some details of […]

Athletes Petition Launched for IWF Reform

The Chair of the IWF Athletes Commission, Sarah Davies, has launched a petition with the aim of pushing for reform of the IWF Executive Board. The petition follows the recent ousting of Acting President Ursula Papandrea and will add to friction between the IWF Executive Board and the newly formed Athletes Commission. This is the […]

Weightlifting Chaos as IWF President is Ousted | WL News Show

Watch the full Weightlifting News as we cover everything that has happened to the IWF over the last 72 hours. The International Weightlifting Federation Executive Board has controversially voted to remove Ursula Papandrea as Acting President and replace her with Thailand’s Intarat Yodbangtoey. The decision comes amidst a battle over the future direction of the […]

Chaos at IWF as Acting President is Ousted

The International Weightlifting Federation Executive Board has controversially voted to remove Ursula Papandrea as Acting President and replace her with Thailand’s Intarat Yodbangtoey. The decision comes amidst a battle over the future direction of the IWF following alleged corruption that led to the resignation of long-time President Tamás Aján. Papandrea was apparently removed from her […]

The Big Dogs Return to Competition, BUT Corruption Still Remains | WL News

This week’s Weightlifting News Show covered ex-IWF President Tamas Ajan’s continual corruption, the running and success of the IWF’s second online competition, and the best lifts from training halls and garages around the world. Time Stamps 00:00 – Intro00:25 – Tamas Ajan Stealing More Money02:42 – IWF’s Online Weightlifting Competition04:34 – Zulfiya Chinshanlo05:20 – Luo […]

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New Corruption Claims Against Tamás Aján

The German TV channel that broke the IWF corruption story has made a further claim against ex-IWF President Tamás Aján. It has reported that, after resigning as President, he withdrew €356,000 (around $435,000) from an IWF bank account. The amount represents his annual salary, plus an extra €6,000. The IWF, now under the temporary leadership […]

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WADA to Investigate IWF Anti-doping Corruption

The World Anti-Doping Agency has announced that it will be investigating alleged interference with anti-doping at the IWF, following evidence being supplied to it by the McClaren investigation. WADA President, Witold Bańka, said: “WADA is appalled by the behavior exposed by the McLaren Investigation Team. The Agency condemns all interference with anti-doping procedures with the […]

Tamas Ajan Corruption Allegations IWF

McLaren Report – Full Details

The McLaren report into corruption at the IWF was released yesterday. We have now had a chance to read it fully. Here are all of the main details from the 122-page report. Key Findings: Tamas Aján’s “autocratic authoritarian leadership of the International Weightlifting Federation resulted in a dysfunctional, ineffective oversight of the organisation by the […]

IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan investigated on claims of corruption

McLaren Report on Corruption in Weightlifting Released

The 122-page report by Richard McLaren has been released and is available here. The very first part of the executive summary makes it clear that it is pretty damning for the recently resigned President of the IWF, Tamas Aján. Dr. Aján’s autocratic authoritarian leadership of the International WeightliftingFederation resulted in a dysfunctional, ineffective oversight of […]

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