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IWF Issues Statement on Ilya Ilyin’s Two-Year Sanction

When Ilya Ilyin was caught twice by the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) reanalysis testing from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, many believed that was the end of the Kazakhstani weightlifter's career. However, the International...

Pat Mendes, Ilya Ilyin & Vasiliy Polovnikov Walk into a Gym

What would you do if some of the top weightlifters in the world walked into your gym? If you were at the Moorestown Weightlifting Club recently you might have actually had to answer that...
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It’s Official: Ilya Ilyin’s 2008 and 2012 Olympic Results Disqualified

The Disciplinary Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally confirmed that Ilya Ilyin and 19 other weightlifters' results from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics have been disqualified. The disqualification comes as a...
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Anatolie Cîrîcu Caught in IOC Reanalysis Testing

Anatolie Cîrîcu (Moldova) won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the men's 84kg weight class. However, today the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced that Cîrîcu tested positive for the anabolic agent Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone during the International...
Nijat Rahimov (KAZ) during 2015 IWF World Championships

Nijat Rahimov Wins Gold in Dramatic Fashion

On Wednesday, the men's 77kg weight class took to the platform. Lyu Xiaojun (CHN) was the favorite heading into the competition along with Andranik Karapetyan (ARM). Mohamed Mahmoud (EGY) and Chatuphum Chinnawong (THA) were...
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Seven Weightlifters From 2008 Olympics Test Positive During IOC Reanalyses

The IWF has disclosed the IOC's findings from its 2008 Beijing Olympics reanalysis program. While a smaller number of athletes tested positive than those competing at the 2012 London Olympics, seven weightlifters were found...

Kazakhstan Weightlifter, Vladimir Sedov, Talks Doping Allegations

Vladimir Sedov is a weightlifter from Kazakhstan. Sedov served a two-year ban in 2006 for doping, but came back to take 4th place in the 85kg weight class at the 2008 Olympics. In 2009,...

Ilyin Responds to Doping Allegations

Following the IWF's public disclosures posted yesterday alleging that Ilya Ilyin and none other weightlifters from the 2012 Olympic Games tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, Ilyin took to social media deny these claims. Ilyin...

IOC Olympic Retests Possibly Yield Five Positive Results

Multiples sources have stated that Tamas Ajan, President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), announced that up to 20 weightlifters from the 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London)...

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