The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses of samples from the 2012 London Olympic Games, the sample of the following Athlete has returned with an Adverse Analytical Finding: CIRICU, Anatoli (MDA) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) In line with the relevant rules and regulations, the IWF imposed mandatory provisional suspensions upon […]
DEARBORN, Mich. – A four-time Olympian and metro Detroit native died Wednesday night. Norbert “Norb” Schemansky, of Dearborn, died while he was being cared for in hospice. He was 92. Schemansky was an American weightlifter and the first to win four Olympic medals during his career. He won a silver medal in his first Olympic […]
By Brian Oliver in Rio de Janeiro A ‘brains trust’ of Olympic weightlifting competition managers met in Rio to talk about times past and future. There was Wang Yan from Beijing 2008, Matthew Curtain from London 2012, Pedro Meloni from Rio 2016 and the woman who will be in charge for Tokyo 2020, Reiko Chinen. […]
Following the IWF Executive Board decision in Tbilisi on introducing an 8th Women bodyweight category, the IWF President conveyed a meeting in Rio on the occasion of the Olympic Games involving all IWF bodies linked to the conceptualization: Technical Committee / Medical Committee / Coaching and Research Committee Athlete’s Commission / Women’s Commission Based on […]
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Due to the latest cyber-attacks WADA set up new security features in ADAMS in order to assure data privacy. The IWF ADAMS team wishes to give you a quick guidance how to proceed. WADA changed the ADAMS password requirements on the 19/08/2016, consequently all users need to refresh their ADAMS password as follows: Password length must be at […]
On the occasion of the Rio Olympic Games this year, the Malta Post issued a weightlifting stamp to commemorate the event. This was the first time ever that Malta Weightlifting sent an athlete to participate at an Olympic Games. Malta participated with seven athletes in four different disciplines, these being: Swimming, Athletics, Shooting and Weightlifting.
The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (IOC – wave 2), the samples of the following Athletes have returned Adverse Analytical Findings: PASHAYEV, Nizami (AZE) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Oxandrolone, Stanozolol (S1.1 Anabolic agents) KULESHA, Iryna (BLR) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) NOVIKAVA, Nastassia (BLR) […]
Rio bids the world a fond farewell In a style befitting the carnival traditions of the host city, the Rio 2016 closing ceremony opened in a blaze of colour and a musical backdrop of samba sounds, as dancers twisted and turned to form the outlines of a series of iconic Rio monuments and landmarks, culminating […]
The International Weightlifting Federation’s website was down for a couple of days after being hacked by Iranian fans. Due to the persisting attacks, we are unable to guarantee the origin and authenticity of some of the content being posted. We kindly ask your patience until a solution is found.
By Brian Oliver at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro What a remarkable end to 10 days of great weightlifting at the Rio Olympics. Riocentro showcased the outstanding performance by 22-year-old winner Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia. Talakhadze broke Salimi’s snatch world record in the first section of the competition when he lifted 215kg. Salimi took it straight back […]