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23.01.2018

IWF sanction against Ilya Ilyin maximum allowed under World Anti-Doping Code

The Hearing Panel of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) concluded disciplinary proceedings against Ilya Ilyin and applied the greatest possible sanction against the athlete that is permitted (two years of ineligibility) under the World Anti-Doping Code. Although the Athlete committed Anti-Doping Rule Violations both at the Beijing and the London Olympic Games, IWF had no […]

23.01.2018

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

As of 23 January, the samples of 4 (four) athletes have returned an Adverse Analytical Finding, out of the 315 athletes participating at the 2017 IWF World Championships Anaheim, USA. The IWF conducted 212 tests including 141 urine and 43 blood, representing 67% of the total number of athletes. These figures show a very significant […]

22.01.2018

Lydia Valentín Finally Receives Her Olympic Silver Medal

This Tuesday, 16th January, has brought one of the most anticipated moments for Spanish weightlifting and, above all, for Lydia Valentín. Marisol Casado, member of the International Olympic Committee, has presented Lydia with the silver medal from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing at the Spanish Olympic Committee headquarters. In addition, the Vice President of the […]

18.01.2018
17.01.2018
17.01.2018

Remembering Mario Martinez

Three-time Olympian and 1984 Olympic silver medalist Mario Martinez died Sunday at the age of 60, according to his longtime coach Jim Schmitz. Born July 6, 1957 in Salinas, California, Martinez was first exposed to the sport Olympic Weightlifting in 1972 at a meet Schmitz hosted in San Francisco. There, members of the 1972 Olympic […]

15.01.2018

Sarah Robles Wins Best of Team USA December Honors

JAN. 10, 2018, 12:08 P.M. (ET) The United States Olympic Committee Wednesday named Sarah Robles the winner of the Best of Team USA December. Robles swept gold and went 6-for-6, securing Team USA Women’s first World Championship since 1994. Read the USOC’s press release below. Congrats, Sarah and THANK YOU for your votes! Congrats to […]

08.01.2018

Days of glory for Chilean weightlifting

Following the Gold medals of María Fernanda Valdez and Arley Mendez at the World Championships at Anaheim, weightlifting became the most mentioned word in Chile. This unusual result was celebrated all over media, including newspaper front pages and highlighted news in TV. Both athletes received the most important sport awards in the country: The Best […]

08.01.2018

Education Seminar in Mexico

Continuing the educational seminars in South America, the Mexican Weightlifting Federation organized a course about weightlifting training technique, psychology within the training and competition, changes in the rules and anti-doping. The course aimed to give additional knowledge to coaches and technical officials of the country. The fight against doping has been strongly emphasized, especially revealing […]

04.01.2018

Education Seminars in South America

In the past months, end of 2017, the South American countries organized several education seminars. It started with the “Technical Improvement in Weightlifting” Seminar in Uruguay. 56 participants attended the course lectured by Professor Sergio Parra. During the theoretical classes it was emphasized how to develop the planning of the trainings (year, month, week) while […]

04.01.2018

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

IWF reports that the sample of Ms. Otgontuya GONGOR (MGL) has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for Mesterolone (S1.1 Anabolic Agents). As a consequence, the Athlete is provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation. In any case where it is determined that the athlete did not commit an anti-doping rule violation, the […]

04.01.2018

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

IWF reports that Mr. Oleg CHEN (RUS) has been charged with the violation of Article 2.2 of the IWF Anti-Doping Policy. As a consequence, the Athlete is provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation. In any case where it is determined that the athlete did not commit an anti-doping rule violation, the […]