Fernando Reis, the Brazilian weightlifter who finished fifth in his home Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, is convinced he can win a medal at Tokyo 2020 and give the sport a huge boost in the process.
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The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) made the right moves as far as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is concerned when its Executive Board backed a tough stance against doping in Lausanne tonight.
The strength of Tamás Aján's leadership of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will be tested in Lausanne tomorrow, at a meeting that could have a profound effect on the sport's future.
The Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) has launched an internal investigation after a television documentary claimed "anti-doping violations and crimes" had been committed by weightlifters in collaboration with Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the national anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.
Tamás Aján, the President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), has accused Thailand of being "absolutely reckless" in its attempts to return to the sport while still serving a self-imposed ban.
A teenage Thai weightlifter has forfeited her gold medal from the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires last year.
Weightlifters from the United States, Canada and Britain - including a champion and a bronze medallist - have strongly criticised the doping culture within the sport, and especially the "massively frustrating" level of support given to known cheats by lifters and fans around the world.
A "conflict of power" between the elected president of Albania's National Olympic Committee and the organisation's most senior paid administrator has led to a damaging and "baseless" series of allegations of financial crime and an attempted institutional coup.
The quality of the Lima Grand Prix, and the possibility of a "flat" period in weightlifting after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, has led to talk of innovations in the future calendar of the sport.
It has been a long wait for Eileen Cikamatana, but at last she is back on the international weightlifting stage - and what a return she made on the final day of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix here.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) should scrap the body that dishes out punishment to nations with multiple doping offences and turn instead to the International Testing Agency (ITA) and its own board members, according to IWF general secretary Mohamed Jaloud.
Colombia won three gold medals on the opening day of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix here, a silver qualifying event for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
A Nigerian weightlifter stripped of a Commonwealth Games gold medal for doping when she was 16 years old has tested positive again and faces an eight-year ban from the sport.
Weightlifting's place on the Olympic Games schedule could once more come under threat because of attempts by Thailand to return to international competition, according to documents seen by insidethegames.
Final entries for the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships later this month have broken all previous records - thanks in part to the presence of Iranian female lifters for the first time.