LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC warned weightlifting’s troubled governing body again on Wednesday the sport faces being dropped from the 2024 Paris Olympics if doping and leadership issues...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic weightlifting champion Nijat Rahimov has been charged with swapping his urine samples in a doping case that could threaten his gold medal.
GENEVA (AP) — Breakdancing became an official Olympic sport on Monday.
The International Olympic Committee’s pursuit of urban events to lure a younger audience saw street dance battles...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two Romanian weightlifters were stripped of their 2012 Olympic medals on Wednesday after positive doping tests, extending the record of doping cases at any Summer or...
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The future of weightlifting at the Olympic Games was put in further doubt Wednesday after the governing body's interim president was ousted and the International Olympic...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Six Russian weightlifters including Olympic bronze medalist Ruslan Albegov have received bans based on analysis of data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory which...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two-time European champion weightlifter Andrei Demanov of Russia has been provisionally suspended for doping after testing positive for a banned steroid.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren...
GENEVA (AP) — The long-time leader of weightlifting’s governing body resigned Wednesday amid an investigation of suspected corruption exposed by a television program.
GENEVA (AP) — Investigator Richard McLaren will lead an inquiry into alleged corruption in weightlifting under the sport's long-time leader, Tamas Ajan.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After 44 years under Tamas Ajan, weightlifting’s troubled governing body is getting an acting president to oversee an investigation of corruption allegations broadcast in...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two more weightlifters face being stripped of their medals from the 2012 Olympics over doping.
The International Weightlifting Federation has said Romanians Roxana...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will ask a German broadcaster to share evidence of alleged doping cover-ups in weightlifting and financial irregularities linked to...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian weightlifter Oleksiy Torokhtiy has been stripped of the gold medal he won at the 2012 Olympics and banned for doping.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Egypt has lost its appeal against a two-year ban from all international weightlifting competitions.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday upheld the...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Seven more top Russian weightlifters have been charged with doping offenses, taking the total charged this week to 12.
MOSCOW (AP) — Five Russian weightlifters, all of them world or European championship medalists, face doping charges which could herald a new wave of cases across a range of sports.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A weightlifting gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Russian weightlifter Nadezhda Lomova, a former European silver medalist, has been suspended after testing positive for a banned steroid.
LASUANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC disqualified three athletes, including a bronze medalist weightlifter from Azerbaijan, on Friday for doping at the 2012 London Olympics.
PARIS (AP) — No carrots. To save weightlifting from the rot of doping, the International Olympic Committee must continue to wield the big stick.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Weightlifting's place at the 2024 Paris Olympics has been confirmed after an IOC review of persistent doping problems, as long as the sport's governing body meets...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rules slashing Olympic weightlifting places for countries where athletes frequently get caught doping look set to remain in force after a legal challenge was...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — European weightlifting champion Florin Ionut Croitoru has tested positive for three different steroids in a retest of his sample from the 2012 Olympics.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thailand has volunteered to ban itself from Tokyo Olympic Games weightlifting next year because of doping, another blow to a sport whose place on the Olympic program is...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An Olympic champion was among four Thai weightlifters to test positive for doping, the International Weightlifting Federation said Tuesday.
Sopita Tanasan, who won gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, tested positive for steroids and artificial testosterone after finishing fourth at the world championships in November.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Olympic champions and three other weightlifters have been provisionally suspended after retests on their urine samples from the 2012 London Games were shown to be positive for banned substances.
The International Weightlifting Federation announced adverse analytical findings for Ukraine's Oleksiy Torokhtiy, who won gold at London in the 105-kilogram category, and Uzbekistan's Ruslan Nurudinov, who won gold in the 105-kilogram category at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard received a 2012 London Olympic gold and 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal in a ceremony on Monday at the National Arts Centre.
Girard becomes the first Canadian Olympic champion in weightlifting and the first Canadian to win two Olympic medals in the sport thanks to failed doping tests by her opponents.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A former world record-holding weightlifter has been banned for eight years in a doping case which caused confusion at the 2016 Olympics.
Lin Tzu-Chi of Taiwan held the world record in the women's 63-kilogram category ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but was suddenly withdrawn on the day of competition. Hours later, it emerged she had failed a doping test ahead of the games.
Deng Wei of China won the gold, breaking Lin's record in the process.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — With aspirations for both law school and the Olympics, Meredith Alwine's dreams require equal dedication to books and barbells for the junior-to-be at Randolph College.
And when it comes to both, Alwine does a lot of heavy lifting.
Her dead lift — which Alwine says isn't "super impressive" — is 370 pounds, she back squats 350 pounds, and her clean and jerk, a common Olympic weightlifting technique, is at 290 pounds.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi has broken a 19-year-old world record.
The 29-year-old Moradi set a record for the snatch in the 94-kilogram division en route to the Asian Games gold medal on Saturday. He completed his set of world marks in the division when he lifted 189 kilograms in the snatch to break Akakios Kakiasvilis' record of 188 set in 1999.
Moradi went on to set a games record with a total of 410.
LITTLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In his formative years as a competitive weightlifter, Leo Totten trained in "some really bizarre little places."
Holes-in-the-wall, unheated garages in the winter — you name it, he said.
What Totten, the 66-year-old CEO and head coach of a national weightlifting team, experienced as a competitor shaped his coaching philosophy, which has bred considerable success.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Russia and Iran are among several nations who will lose places in the next Olympic weightlifting competition because of years of doping.
The International Weightlifting Federation has published new rules which limit countries to one male and one female entry at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if they have had more than 20 doping cases in the sport since July 2008.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — They said she was unbeatable.
But what they — being the critics — didn't consider was that New Zealand's transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was just as vulnerable to injury as any other athlete.
The 40-year-old Hubbard withdrew from Monday's over 90-kilogram division after hurting her left elbow attempting a Commonwealth Games record lift of 132 kilograms in the snatch.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australia won nine gold medals Friday for its best daily total since 2010 to take a commanding lead in the medal count at the Commonwealth Games after two days of competition.
The host country won six swimming golds at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, added two at the velodrome in Brisbane and got a surprising one from Tia-Clair Toomey, who took gold in the women's 58-kilogram weightlifting, Australia's first gold in that sport at the Commonwealth Games in 12 years.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Double European weightlifting champion Oleksandr Pielieshenko of Ukraine is facing the second doping ban of his career.
The International Weightlifting Federation said in a statement Monday that Pielieshenko had tested positive for chlorthalidone, a diuretic which can be used to mask the presence of other banned substances.
The Commonwealth Games Federation has rejected a call from the Australian Weightlifting Federation to have a New Zealand transgender athlete barred from competing at April's games on Australia's Gold Coast.
The chief executive of the Australian federation, Mike Keelan, has written to the International Weightlifting Federation calling for New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard to be excluded from the games because she has a physical advantage over "female-born" athletes.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fitness has always been a part of Ray Fougnier's life. The 74-year-old never knew just how far it would take him and that an off-the-cuff suggestion would lead to three world records.
Fougnier bested three of his previous class powerlifting records and was named Best Lifter in the 181-pound and below class at the AAU World Powerlifting, Weightlifting & Bodybuilding Championship last month in Las Vegas.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has left weightlifting at risk of being cut from the 2024 Olympics, and ordered retesting of more stored doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics.
Asked to update the IOC executive board Wednesday about handling the sport's doping problem, the International Weightlifting Federation must now report again by June.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says more reanalysis of London Games samples will have a "special emphasis on weightlifting."
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The selection of a transgender weightlifter in New Zealand's team for next year's Commonwealth Games has drawn criticism from rivals and a teammate who say she has an unfair advantage after competing previously as a man.
Laurel Hubbard, 39, will be the first transgender athlete to be represent New Zealand at a Commonwealth Games after being named in the women's 90 kilogram-plus division for the 2018 games on Australia's Gold Coast.
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — A Slovenian biathlete was the only competitor who failed doping retests from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
The International Biathlon Union said Thursday that two samples given by Teja Gregorin tested positive for GHRP-2 — a banned substance which stimulates the body to produce more growth hormone — in samples taken the week before competition started.
The same drug was also used by three Chinese weightlifting champions at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Russia and China were among nine countries suspended from weightlifting for a year on Saturday in an attempt to combat an epidemic of doping.
The sport has been under pressure to clean up or face being dropped from the Olympics.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two Chinese female weightlifters have lost their appeals against being stripped of their 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medals for doping.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday that the IOC was right to disqualify Cao Lei from the 75-kilogram class and Liu Chunhong in the 69-kilo event at their home Summer Games.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — George Bradley refused to take no for an answer.
Instead of letting his physical limitations stop his competitive drive — which others wanted him to do — he found a life-long competitive outlet and place for fellowship as a young man in weightlifting. Now 60 years old, Bradley is lifting with some of the best.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has warned weightlifting to curb doping or risk being dropped from the 2024 Olympics.
IOC President Thomas Bach says the International Weightlifting Federation must "address the massive doping problem this sport is facing."
Bach says the IOC executive board asked the federation for a "satisfactory report" on the issue by December.
BANGKOK (AP) — The 78-year-old Tamas Ajan has won a fifth term as International Weightlifting Federation president, amid criticism of the sport's record of doping at the Olympics.
The IWF says Ajan beat Antonio Urso, the Italian leader of European weightlifting, 86-61 in a vote of member federations. Seven candidates had entered the contest.
Hungarian official Ajan has led the Budapest-based IWF since 2000. He was previously its CEO-like secretary general for 25 years.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two medalists from the European weightlifting championships have been suspended after failing drug tests.
The International Weightlifting Federation says Moldovan competitors Iurie Dudoglo and Alexandr Spac tested positive for turinabol, a drug developed in the former East Germany to aid muscle growth.
Dudoglo won silver in the 56-kilogram category last month, while Spac was 11th at 77kg. He was a bronze medalist in 2012.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Weightlifting coach Michael Gingras has accepted a 12-year sanction from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for prohibited doping conduct.
USADA said Thursday that the 31-year-old Gingras, from Milwaukie, Oregon, admitted possessing, trafficking and administering testosterone, and possessing and trafficking LGD-4033, a selective androgen receptor modulator to an athlete.
The sanction began Jan. 16, the date Gingras admitted the violations.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Belarusian weightlifter Stanislav Chadovich has been banned for four years for trying use substitute urine in a pre-Olympic doping test.
Chadovich had been entered into the 62-kilogram category at last year's Rio de Janeiro Games and was considered a medal contender before he was withdrawn from competition with no explanation.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Russian weightlifter Khadzhimurat Akkayev has failed a retest of his doping sample from the 2012 Olympics.
The International Weightlifting Federation says Akkayev's sample, taken shortly before the London Games, was found to contain the banned steroid turinabol, and a disciplinary case was underway.
Akkayev pulled out of the 2012 Olympics, citing an injury, before he was due to compete in the 105-kilogram class.