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Beijing 2008 weightlifting medallists fail doping sample retests
Three Olympic champions from China are among 11 weightlifters who face being stripped of their medals after failing retests of their Beijing 2008 doping samples.
Aug 24, 13:15
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Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics
The International Weightlifting Federation becomes only the second body, after the IAAF, to impose a total ban on Russian athletes in their sport at Rio 2016.
Jul 29, 19:12
Zoe Smith of England lifts on her way to Gold in the Women's 58kg A Final at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014
Zoe Smith withdraws from World Championships
British weightlifter Zoe Smith pulls out of the World Championships with a virus.
Nov 12, 10:07
Gold medalist Om Yun-Chol of North Korea attempts a lift in the men's 56kg weightlifting event during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 20, 2014
North Korean Om Yun Chol breaks weightlifting world record
North Korean weightlifter Om Yun Chol breaks his own world record at the Asian Games in South Korea.
Sep 20, 15:26
Ali Jawad of England competes during the Men's Lightweight Powerlifting at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014
Ali Jawad: 'Setting new world record was my target'
England's bronze medalist Ali Jawad claims that he achieved his target by setting a new world record in the Para-sport lightweight powerlifting event at the CWG.
Aug 2, 17:22
Powerlifter Natalie Blake attends the Team GB Paralympic launch at the Park Plaza Hotel on July 13, 2012
Silver medallist Natalie Blake dreamt of powerlifting bronze
England's powerlifting silver medallist Natalie Blake reveals that she was keen on winning bronze in this summer's Commonwealth Games.
Aug 2, 13:51
Powerlifter Natalie Blake attends the Team GB Paralympic launch at the Park Plaza Hotel on July 13, 2012
Natalie Blake turns attention to Rio 2016
Natalie Blake says that she is hopeful of winning a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games after taking silver in the women's Para-sport lightweight at Glasgow 2014.
Aug 2, 13:09
Gold Medalist Loveline Obiji of Nigeria after winning the Women's Heavyweight Powerlifting at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014
Result: Loveline Obiji powers to gold with world record lift
Loveline Obiji wins Nigeria's second Commonwealth Games gold medal of the day with a world record lift.
Aug 2, 12:16
Nigeria's gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women's weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 25, 2014
'B' sample confirms Nigerian gold medallist's Commonwealth Games doping
Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha's 'B' sample returns positive to confirm her suspension from the Commonwealth Games.
Aug 1, 11:16
Ben Watson of England lifts during the Men's Weighlifting 75kg Group A Final at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014
Ben Watson "absolutely ecstatic" with bronze in 105kg at Commonwealth Games
England's Ben Watson admits that he is "absolutely ecstatic" with the bronze medal he won in the 105kg event at the Commonwealth Games.
Jul 30, 23:54
A picture of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games logo on June 7, 2014
Mercy Brown eyes Australia 2018 redemption
Mercy Brown says that she will put her Glasgow 2012 disappointment behind her and win a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Jul 29, 18:55
Mercy Brown of England competes during the Women's 75kg Weightlifting Finals at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre on July 29, 2014
Result: England's Mercy Brown narrowly misses out on weightlifting medal
Mercy Brown misses out on a bronze medal by just six kilograms in the women's 75kg weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games.
Jul 29, 18:24
Nigeria's gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women's weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 25, 2014
Nigerian gold medallist provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games
The Commonwealth Games Federation announces that Nigerian gold medallist Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from Glasgow 2014 after failing a doping test.
Jul 29, 11:35
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England's Rebekah Tiler turns attention to 2016 Olympic Games
Rebekah Tiler acknowledges that she still has 'plenty of time ahead of her' after narrowly missing out on a medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Jul 28, 19:00
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Result: Fifteen-year-old Rebekah Tiler narrowly misses out on weightlifting medal
Rebekah Tiler misses out on a medal in the women's -63kg weightlifting event after lifting a weight of 209kg.
Jul 28, 17:01
Zoe Smith of England lifts on her way to Gold in the Women's 58kg A Final at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014
Gold medalist Zoe Smith: 'I almost retired'
England's gold medal-winning weightlifter Zoe Smith says that a back injury almost forced her to retire from the sport.
Jul 27, 09:47
Zoe Smith of England lifts on her way to Gold in the Women's 58kg A Final at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014
Zoe Smith "can't believe" gold medal
England's Zoe Smith is delighted with her performance to win gold in the -58kg weightlifting final on Saturday of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Jul 26, 19:33
Zoe Smith of England lifts on her way to Gold in the Women's 58kg A Final at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014
Result: Gold for Zoe Smith in -58kg weightlifting
England's Zoe Smith wins gold in the women's -58kg weightlifting final on Saturday, with Michaela Breeze of Wales also making it onto the podium.
Jul 26, 17:34
Cyprus's gold medalist Dimitris Minasidis competes in the men's weightlifting 62kg class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, 25th July 2014
Dimitris Minasidis collects 62kg gold as Gareth Evans finishes fifth
Dimitris Minasidis claims gold for Cyprus, while Gareth Evans of Wales finishes fifth in the 62kg final.
Jul 25, 22:01
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Jaswant Shergill pleased with Commonwealth Games performance
Team England weightlifter Jaswant Shergill admits that he was delighted to have set a personal best at the Commonwealth Games despite missing out on a medal.
Jul 25, 14:03