Eight weightlifters who previously served doping bans have won medals at Rio, while others have been sent home for failed tests.
Germany's weightlifting coach has called for seven countries, including Kazakhstan, to be banned from international competition/
Overshadowed by the Russian Olympic doping scandal, the sport of weightlifting has been waging its own battle against drug cheats.
Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus are to be suspended for one year by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
Kazakhstan's double Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin and three other gold medalists banned for failing dope tests at the 2012 London Olympics
Kazakhstan’s weightlifter and four-time world champion Ilya Ilyin has won gold at the IV Weightlifting Spartakiad of Kazakhstan.
Ilya Iliyn, Kazakhstan's most celebrated weightlifter, has authored another World Record.
Kazakhstani Ilya Ilyin, recognized as the best weightlifter of 2014, will receive the Jeno Boskovic Trophy at the special ceremony in Astana
Kazakhstan’s weightlifter Tatyana Kapustina won gold in +69 kg at the IWF World Youth Championship in Peru.
The coach of the two times Olympic Champion Ilya Iliyn and Yerzhan Boltayev has been appointed the head coach of the Kazakhstan’s weightlifting team.
Four times World Champion and two times Olympics champion in weightlifting Ilya Ilyin has taken a selfie with President Nazarbayev.
A doping scandal has erupted after The 2014 World Weightlifting Championships that was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on November 8-16.
Weightlifter Zhazira Zhapparkul brought Kazakhstan a bronze medal in snatch at the IWF World Championships in Almaty.
Kazakh weightlifter Karina Goricheva ended up in the sixth place at the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.
Kazakhstani weightlifter Zhazira Zhapparkul has won a silver medal in the women’s -69 kg weight category at the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.
Kazakh weightlifter and two-time Olympic Champion Ilya Ilyin has won a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship, thus becoming a four-time World Champion.
Kazakhstan’s weightlifters Zhassulan Kydyrbayev and Vladimir Sedov has clinched two medals at the World Weightlifting Championship.
Kazakhstan's Olympic champion of 2012 London Games has hauled a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship that is taking place in Almaty.
Two-times World Champion and London 2012 Olympic Champion Svetlana Podobedova of Kazakhstan is unable to take part in the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.
Eight reigning Olympic champions will take part in the World Weightlifting Championship that is taking place in Almaty on November 8-16, 2014.
- Ilya Ilyin
- Central Asia
- World Championship
- South America
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
- Zulfiya Chinshanlo
- Maiya Maneza
- Svetlana Podobedova
- upcoming events