Chanu pleads innocence, accuses IWF of keeping her in dark

Sanamacha Chanu accused the Indian Weightlifting Federation of keeping her in dark about the banned substance methylhexaneamine, which she said she cannot even spell properly.

International body will not agree to fine reduction: IWF

Indian Weightlifting Federation
(IWF) on Saturday said its parent international body will not agree
to Sports Ministry`s plea for a reduction of the hefty fine
imposed on it after six lifters flunked dope tests last year.

I am innocent, says weightlifting coach

Malhotra said that he was deeply hurt by the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him.

Now, IWF suspends coach on sexual harassment allegations

IWF suspended Coach Ramesh Malhotra for alleged sexual harassment of junior lifters.

IWF forms committee to look into sexual harassment charges

Indian Weightlifting Federation constituted a three-member committee to probe into the charges of sexual harassment of junior lifters by an unnamed coach as alleged by Karnam Malleswari.

IWF to ask for IOA help to pay USD 1 lakh third instalment

Faced with difficulty in paying a hefty USD 1 lakh as the third instalment of fine to its international body, Indian Weightlifting Federation has asked the Indian Olympic Association to bail it out.

5 lifters tested positive in Udaipur, not 25: IWF

The Indian Weightlifting Federation rubbished "reports in international media"
that 25 lifters had tested positive during the Senior National
Weightlifting Championships in Udaipur.

IWF to impose doping fine on state units instead of lifters

Indian Weightlifting Federation
has decided to slap financial penalty on affiliated units for
dope offences of their lifters while leaving the job of
determining punishment to individual offenders to the NADA.

India escape ban, fined USD 5,00,000 for doping fiasco

Clearing the way for Indian
weightlifters` participation in the Commonwealth Games, the
game`s governing body has decided against imposing a ban on
the Indian Weightlifting Federation and let it off with a USD
500,000 fine.

New IWF chief vows to make weightlifting dope-free sport

Newly-elected Indian Weightlifting Federation President Birendra Prasad Baishya today vowed to cleanse the sport from the doping menace which has brought shame to the country in the past.

Former Union Minister B P Baishya elected IWF chief

Member of Parliament and IOA
North East Commission Chairman Birendra Prasad Baishya was
today elected unanimously as the Indian Weightlifting
Federation president at its General Body Meeting here today.

IWF executive body to be reconstituted on Dec 27

A new executive body of the Indian Weightlifting Federation, the members of which resigned en masse last month, will be constituted by the IWF General Body in its special meeting here on December 27.

Weightlifting federation lenient to drug cheats: Malleswari

The IWF, facing strong action from the international body for a spate of dope cases, is paying the price for its "lenient" attitude towards drug cheats, feels India`s first Olympic medallist in the sport Karnam Malleswari.

India`s fate still undecided in IWF meet

A decision on whether to ban the
dope-tainted IWF has been deferred
till tomorrow by the sport`s world governing body as it`s
Executive Board is yet to take up the matter in its ongoing
annual Congress.

IWF submits mass resignation; fresh elections soon

India`s national weightlifting federation committee has stepped down after taking responsibility for the rampant doping in the sport in the country.

Fresh IWF elections soon: IOA

The Indian Olympic Association said fresh elections will be held to reconstitute the Indian Weightlifting Federation, officials of which resigned en masse after six lifters flunked dope tests.

IWF executive committee resigns during emergency meet

Under intense pressure from Union
Sports Minister MS Gill and the IOA following a series of dope
flunks by country`s lifters, entire executive committee of the
Indian Weightlifting Federation.

IWF owes explanation for dope shame: Gill

The Indian Weightlifting Federation owes an explanation and an apology to the country for the dope scandals that may lead to the humiliation of a third international ban, an angry Sports Minister M S Gill said.

Give us barbells or will shut down lifting camp for CWG: IWF

Indian Weightlifting Federation threatened to close down the training camp for lifters preparing for the 2010 Commonwealth Games if the Sports Authority of India does not provide them enough barbells soon.