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Seven sports fail in funding cut appeals
Badminton is among seven sports to fail in their appeal against funding cuts from UK Sport for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic cycle.
Feb 20, 15:58
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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
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Zoe Smith withdraws from World Championships
British weightlifter Zoe Smith pulls out of the World Championships with a virus.
Nov 12, 10:07
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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
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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
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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
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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Fifteen-year-old weightlifter "proud" to represent England at Commonwealth Games
Fifteen-year-old weightlifter Rebekah Tiler says that she will take great pride in representing Team England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Jul 22, 14:05
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Michaela Breeze to retire after Commonwealth Games
Welsh weightlifter Michaela Breeze announces that she will retire for a second time after this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Jul 20, 00:02
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
UK Sport rejects basketball funding appeal
British Basketball loses its appeal to have UK Sport's lottery funding reinstated.
Mar 19, 13:38
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
UK Sport withdraws funding from seven sports
UK Sport cuts the funding for seven sports, including basketball, beach volleyball and boxing.
Feb 4, 15:06
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Brazil powerlifter Bruno Pinheiro Carra gets nine-month ban
Brazilian powerlifter Bruno Pinheiro Carra is banned for nine months after testing positive for a banned substance before the Paralympic Games.
Sep 6, 09:07
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Kazakhstan breaks world record to win weightlifting gold
Ilya Ilyin produces a world record performance to claim gold for Kazakhstan in the men's 94kg weightlifting competition.
Aug 4, 20:47
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Quingfeng Lin wins men's 69kg weightlifting gold for China
Quingfeng Lin wins gold for China in the men's 69kg group A weightlifting.
Jul 31, 21:02
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Kazakhstan athlete sets new Olympic record
Kazakhstan's Maiya Maneza wins gold in the women's 63kg weightlifting final.
Jul 31, 17:07
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Zoe Smith sets British record
Zoe Smith sets a new British record during the weightlifting final at the London Olympics.
Jul 30, 13:59
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Khalil El-Maoui blames coach for medal failure
Tunisia's Khalil El-Maoui blames his coach for costing him the chance of winning a medal in the weightlifting.
Jul 30, 12:48
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Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku excluded from London 2012 for failing drugs test
Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku is excluded from the London Olympics for failing a drugs test.
Jul 28, 16:26


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