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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...
IOC Session Press Conference with IOC President, Thomas Bach, 11th July 2017, Lausanne. Copyright: IOC/Christophe Moratal

Los Angeles Will Likely Host 2024 or 2028 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted today to award the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to Los Angeles and Paris, France. The kicker, though, is that the IOC is leaving it up to the Los...
Dr. Tamas Ajan, President of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

IWF President, Dr. Tamas Ajan, Addresses Changes to Weightlifting in Olympics

In a letter published on the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) website, Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President, directly addressed the recent changes to the 2020 Olympics announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last month....
IOC Press Briefing with IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell Photo Courtesy of IOC

IOC Reduces Number of Weightlifting Athletes in 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a press release today outlining changes to the 2020 Olympic program. The IOC added five sports and 15 new events, yet did not increase the total number of...
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Russia Drops Appeal of IWF’s One-Year Ban

Russian Weightlifting Federation's (RWF) President Maxim Agapitov met with IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan last week in Budapest. During the meeting, Agapitov announced that the RWF would be withdrawing its appeal of the IWF's...
Norik Vardanian at 2016 Olympic Trials

IOC Disqualifies Six Athletes from 2008 & 2012 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Disciplinary Commission has disqualified six athletes from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games following positive test results from their reanalysis testing. Three of the disqualified athletes are from China....
Kendrick Farris at 2016 Olympic Team Trials

Kendrick Farris Leaves Door Open for Run at 2020 Olympics

Kendrick Farris is a three-time Olympian. Farris has competed in the last three Olympic Games. In 2008 and 2012, Farris finished 8th in the 85kg weight category (before the IOC's Reanalysis testing). At the...
Rebekah Tiler at the 2015 British Weightlifting Championships

Sport England Awards Funding to British Weight Lifting

Following last week's announcement that UK Sport would not be funding British Weight Lifting for the 2020 Olympic cycle, Sport England has awarded British Weight Lifting £2.2 million. Beginning in April 2017, British Weight...
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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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IOC Reaches Decision on 11 Weightlifters From Reanalysis Testing

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reached a conclusion on 11 athletes' reanalysis testing and has disqualified their results from the 2008/2012 Olympic Games. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will take over the cases...

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