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07.08.2016

First Olympic Champion crowned at Rio 2016

RIO DAY 1 By Brian Oliver at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro Thailand’s Sopita Tanasan is from a family of boxers but she opted for a different sport and it paid off when she won the first weightlifting gold medal of the Rio Games, the women’s 48kg. Tanasan, 21, lifted a total of 200kg to finish […]

01.08.2016

Japan Weightlifting Federation President elected Governor of Tokyo

Japanese Weightlifting Federation President Yuriko Koike has been elected the first female Governor of Tokyo today. Koike, who has previously served as Japan’s first female Defence Minister, beat Liberal Democratic Party candidate Hiroya Masuda and journalist Shuntaro Torigue. Koike, 64, will now play a key role in orchestrating preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and […]

29.07.2016

IWF EB decision on Russian participation at the Rio 2016 OG

The IWF Executive Board decided today to ban the Russian Weightlifting Federation from recommending/entering/participating with athletes and Technical Official at Rio Olympic Games 2016. The decision is effective as of today. The IWF Executive Board carefully studied question of the participation of Russian weightlifters in the Olympic Games Rio. The study included the World Anti-Doping […]

27.07.2016

PUBLIC DISCLOSURES

The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses of samples from the 2012 London Olympic Games (IOC – wave 2), the samples of the following Athletes have returned Adverse Analytical Findings: ZAIROV, Intigam (AZE) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) ZABOLOTNAYA, Nataliya (RUS) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) TSIREKIDZE, Rauli (GEO) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, […]

25.07.2016

IWF on the decision of the IOC Executive Board

Following the decision of the International Olympic Committee Executive Board concerning the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, the IWF states that: The IWF acknowledges that the IOC will not accept any entry of any Russian athlete in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 unless such athlete can meet the conditions […]

21.07.2016

Entry List for Rio Olympic Games

Following the closure of the entries and eligibility check, the IWF is happy to publish the list of athletes (as of 20 July 2016) entered to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 260 athletes from 91 (!) countries will compete for the 15 Gold Medals. According to the Qualification System, the list includes quotas obtained through: […]

20.07.2016
20.07.2016

Ricardo Arratia passed away

The National Federation of Chile announces with great sorrow that the ex-athlete, coach and official Ricardo Arratia passed away. For many years, Arratia and weightlifting in Chile meant the same thing. He represents the real love to sport. Nothing was more important for him than weightlifting. Since 1948 he was part of weightlifting and part […]

19.07.2016

IWF Statement: McLaren Investigation Report

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has received the McLaren Report on the WADA Investigation of Sochi Allegations and noted with regret that the sport of Weightlifting is implicated. The IWF contacts WADA in order to receive evidence regarding the McLaren report and ready to carefully evaluate the outcomes and fully cooperate with the respective Anti-Doping […]

15.07.2016

CAS DISMISSES THE APPEAL OF ALEXEI LOVCHEV

Lausanne, 15 July 2016 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by the Russian weightlifter Alexei Lovchev against a decision issued by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on 13 May 2016 in which a four-year period of ineligibility was imposed on the athlete, and his results at the 2015 […]

07.07.2016

PUBLIC DISCLOSURES

The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses, three further samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games have returned Adverse Analytical Findings: MARTIROSYAN, Tigran (ARM) / M69kg – Stanozolol, Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S 1.1 Anabolic agents) HASANOV, Sardar (AZE) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S 1.1 Anabolic agents) OZKAN, Sibel (TUR) – Stanozolol (S 1.1 Anabolic agents) […]

04.07.2016

Reiko Kato Chinen appointed as Weightlifting Sport Manager for Tokyo 2020

Reiko Kato Chinen was appointed as the Weightlifting Sport Manager for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Starting as an athlete, Reiko Kato Chinen has been involved in weightlifting more than 30 years. She is a well experienced and knowledgeable sport administrator, having served also as Technical Director at the 2014 IWF World Championships Almaty, KAZ. […]

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