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2022 Birmingham CWG: Nations will lose berths if weightlifters are caught for doping

By B Shrikant | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The Commonwealth Games Federation’s move could hit countries with poor doping record like India
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Head office for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).(REUTERS)
Head office for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).(REUTERS)

WADA weightlifting probe finds evidence of doppelgangers providing samples

By Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Eighteen weightlifters from six countries are suspected of giving manipulated samples, WADA said, adding that the cases of urine substitution would be forwarded to the International Testing Agency (ITA).
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Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)

Dope-cleared Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award for 2018

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 01:55 PM IST
A Sports Ministry source confirmed that Chanu will be conferred with the Arjuna award as per a 2018 Delhi High Court order, which directed the selection committee to consider her and keep the decision in a sealed cover to be disclosed only if she was absolved of the doping charges.
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Sanjita Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)
Sanjita Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)

Free from doping charges, Sanjita Chanu hopeful of getting Arjuna Award

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:57 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), on the recommendation of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) dropped the doping charge against Chanu after more than two-and-a-half years of investigation.
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Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham of India makes her final attempt during the Women's 53kg weightlifting final (File)(Getty Images)
Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham of India makes her final attempt during the Women's 53kg weightlifting final (File)(Getty Images)

India CWG champion lifter Sanjita Chanu cleared of doping charges

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 05:54 PM IST
The international weightlifting federation decided to drop the case over “non-conformities” in the handling of her sample, taken ahead of the 2017 worlds in Las Vegas
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File image of Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham.(Getty Images)
File image of Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham.(Getty Images)

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu to seek compensation from IWF in unsettled dope case

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Chanu’s case, which has been marred by several anomalies and administrative goof-ups, has been dragging on since she tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone in November 2017.
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the revised qualifying system will allow a further qualification period, which will run from October 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021(Getty Images)
the revised qualifying system will allow a further qualification period, which will run from October 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021(Getty Images)

Revised weightlifting qualification system for Olympics approved by IOC

By Indo Asian News Service | Edited by Aditya Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 01:31 PM IST
All results and rankings achieved by weightlifters during the qualifying events held prior to the cessation of qualifying will be retained.
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File image - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, Ruslan Albegov of Russia competes during men's over 105-kg weightlifting competition.(AP)
File image - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, Ruslan Albegov of Russia competes during men's over 105-kg weightlifting competition.(AP)

IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters for doping violations

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:41 PM IST
The five suspended athletes are 2012 Olympics bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov, 2013 women’s world champion Tima Turieva, David Bedzhanyan, Oleg Chen and Egor Klimonov.
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Checking and curbing the data service providers and individuals from producing, storing and disseminating such content is absolutely necessary(Getty Images)
Checking and curbing the data service providers and individuals from producing, storing and disseminating such content is absolutely necessary(Getty Images)

Opinion | Protect our children from the dangers of the Internet

By Kailash Satyarthi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 08:55 AM IST
The complete elimination of online child sexual abuse requires a structured and unified response at global levels
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World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015.(REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo)
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015.(REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo)

Indian lifting body faces heat after 15 doping violations

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 09:29 AM IST
As per standard procedure, a copy of each and every dope violation is sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) headquarters in Montreal and the sport’s international body—in this case the International Weightlifting Federation.
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File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

New test for Mirabai Chanu at Asian Championships 2019

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 12:16 PM IST
Following the IWF re-jigging the weight categories for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Mirabai Chanu will have to add substantial weight to her bar in order to excel in the new 49kg division.
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File picture of Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu(PTI)
File picture of Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu(PTI)

Was on the verge of quitting weightlifting and job after doping charges: Sanjita

By PTI | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Sanjita rued the year that was lost to the controversy and vowed to come back stronger after missing the Asian Games and the World Championships in 2018. .
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Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event.(PTI)
Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event.(PTI)

Sanjita Chanu’s provisional ban lifted by International Weightlifting Federation

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 09:36 AM IST
Sanjita, who had won a gold in the women’s 53kg category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, had tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone as her urine sample was taken prior to the World Championships in November 17.
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Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu is facing a four-year ban after testing positive in a dope test.(PTI)
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu is facing a four-year ban after testing positive in a dope test.(PTI)

Indian Weightlifting Federation backs Sanjita Chanu, hits out at timing of suspension

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 12:55 PM IST
2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sanjita Chanu is facing a four-year ban after testing positive in a dope test.
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K Sanjita Chanu set a new Commonwealth Games (CWG) record in Gold Coast with a lift of 84 kg in snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk, to finish with a total of 192 kg.(PTI)
K Sanjita Chanu set a new Commonwealth Games (CWG) record in Gold Coast with a lift of 84 kg in snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk, to finish with a total of 192 kg.(PTI)

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, CWG gold medallist, fails dope test, gets suspended

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 07:39 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is yet to clarify whether weightlifter Sanjita Chanu tested positive for testosterone in Gold Coast or some other international competition.
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Mirabai Chanu, who won a gold medal in weightlifting earlier this year in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, has been subjected to an astonishing 45 dope tests in the last four years but has come out clean each time.(AP)
Mirabai Chanu, who won a gold medal in weightlifting earlier this year in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, has been subjected to an astonishing 45 dope tests in the last four years but has come out clean each time.(AP)

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wants CCTV in room to avoid doping foul play; IWF agrees

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 04:25 PM IST
The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has further requested the sports ministry to install CCTV cameras at important locations like the training and dining halls as well as at other places where weightlifters come in contact with outsiders.
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Indian weightlifters could have their Olympic quotas cut down due to the latest clampdown on doping.(Getty Images)
Indian weightlifters could have their Olympic quotas cut down due to the latest clampdown on doping.(Getty Images)

Indian weightlifters to feel the heat in latest doping clampdown

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 09:30 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), in order to clean up the sport , has decided to allot fewer Olympic quota places to countries which have had more positive cases at the international level from 2008 onwards
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India and Russia could face the heat due to new rules aimed at clamping down on doping in the sport.(Getty Images)
India and Russia could face the heat due to new rules aimed at clamping down on doping in the sport.(Getty Images)

Russia, India among nations to lose Olympic weightlifting spots in doping clampdown

By Reuters | Reuters, London
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 11:40 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation’s new rules state that any nation with 20 or more doping violations from 2008 to 2020 will have just one man and one woman at the Olympic Games
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