The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledged the publication of the findings of the McLaren Independent Weightlifting Investigation into the activities of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and welcomes the work that has been carried out. Since Professor Richard H. McLaren’s investigation was initiated in January, WADA’s independent Intelligence and Investigations Department (I&I) has provided assistance to the investigators when requested and will continue to do … Continue reading What is WADA’s take on investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation?
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the Turkish weightlifter Ms Sibel Özkan Konak and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The athlete’s appeal has been dismissed and the decision taken by the IOC Disciplinary Commission on 21 July 2016 is confirmed. As a consequence, the results obtained by Sibel Özkan Konak during the Beijing Olympiad, including … Continue reading SIBEL ÖZKAN KONAK APPEAL DISMISSED BY THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)
The ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 rendered its last decision earlier today in the arbitration between the Iranian weightlifter Behdad Salimi (+105kg), the Iranian National Olympic Committee (the Applicants) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), following a protest filed by the Applicants in relation to a decision of the Competition Jury to overturn … Continue reading APPLICATION OF THE IRANIAN WEIGHTLIFTER BEHDAD SALIMI (WEIGHTLIFTING +105KG) IS DISMISSED
Russia’s eight-strong Olympic Games weightlifting team has been banned from the Rio Games in the latest doping-related blow to the sporting powerhouse. “The integrity of the weightlifting sport has been seriously damaged on multiple times and levels by the Russians, therefore an appropriate sanction was applied in order to preserve the status of the sport,” stated a statement by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). There … Continue reading Rio Olympics: Entire Russian Weightlifting Team Banned
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by the Russian weightlifter Alexei Lovchev against a decision issued by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on 13 May 2016 in which a four-year period of ineligibility was imposed on the athlete, and his results at the 2015 IWF World Championships were cancelled, further to an anti-doping rule infraction (positive anti-doping test for ipamorelin, a growth hormone … Continue reading THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) DISMISSES THE APPEAL OF ALEXEI LOVCHEV
The Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation (BWF) has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a decision issued by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on 9 November 2015 in which it was fined USD 500,000 and banned from entering the next Youth Olympic and Olympic Games after 11 of its athletes were found to have committed anti-doping rule violations. In appealing to … Continue reading BULGARIAN WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION FILES AN APPEAL AT THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)