Weightlifting

Russia, China among 9 top weightlifting countries suspended

Sep 30, 2017

The International Weightlifting Federation has suspended nine leading countries for a year as it tries to combat an epidemic of doping

Sports court confirms Chinese doping at Beijing Olympics

Aug 28, 2017

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed appeals by two Chinese female weightlifters against being stripped of their 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medals for doping

Former European weightlifting champion Cholakov dies at 35

Aug 20, 2017

Weightlifter Velichko Cholakov, a former European champion who was part of the Bulgarian team withdrawn from the 2008 Beijing Olympics over a doping scandal, has died

Despite Olympic doping, weightlifting body re-elects leader

May 29, 2017

The 78-year-old Tamas Ajan has won a fifth term as International Weightlifting Federation president amid criticism of the sport's record of doping at the Olympics

2 Moldova weightlifters fail drug tests

May 18, 2017

Two Moldova weightlifters have been suspended after failing drug tests

3 more Olympic medals stripped in IOC doping retests

Apr 5, 2017

Two wrestlers and a weightlifter have been stripped of Olympic medals for doping at the 2008 and 2012 Games

Belarus weightlifter banned for urine swap ahead of Olympics

Jan 26, 2017

Belarusian weightlifter Stanislav Chadovich has been banned for four years for trying use substitute urine in a pre-Olympic doping test

3 Chinese weightlifters lose 2008 Olympic titles for doping

Jan 12, 2017

Three Chinese women weightlifters have been stripped of Olympic titles for doping at their home 2008 Beijing Games

Russians stripped of 2 Beijing Olympic medals for doping

Sep 13, 2016

Russia has been stripped of two medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics in doping retests

4 athletes stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Games

Aug 31, 2016

The IOC has stripped four more athletes, including three Russians, of medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after their doping samples were retested and came back positive for banned substances

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