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    Leaked report condemns Egypt over weightlifting...

    Leaked report condemns Egypt over weightlifting teenage doping scandal but offers chance of reform
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    There's an open letter from Ursula on the IWF...

    There's an open letter from Ursula on the IWF website.

    Since this discussion primarily concerns Olympic qualifying, I note the follow paragraph (bold for emphasis):

    Regarding the Olympic Games...
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    Yes. But it doesn't affect the Olympic...

    Yes.

    But it doesn't affect the Olympic qualifying process. The Olympic qualifying scores are calculated using the world record standards that were in place at the start of qualifying.
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    Interesting article on ITG today. Exclusive:...

    Interesting article on ITG today.

    Exclusive: IWF moves from Hungary to Lausanne under new American leadership


    The most startling thing in the article is that Aján has been granted an...
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    Thanks for posting this. Is is fascinating. For...

    Thanks for posting this. Is is fascinating. For the benefit of English speakers, here is the Google Translate version:

    Interim President requests Aján to be excluded

    By Nick Butler, Grit...
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    Thailand Appealing "Unfair" Olympic Weightlifting...

    Thailand Appealing "Unfair" Olympic Weightlifting Ban


    Thailand is appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after being banned from weightlifting at Tokyo 2020 and suspended from the...
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    Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel...

    Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) issues decisions on Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association and Malaysian Weightlifting Federation

    Following hearings and the careful...
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    "Athletes who had qualified for the Tokyo 2020...

    "Athletes who had qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will keep their places at the rescheduled event after it was postponed until no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus...
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    Tamás Aján has been sentenced to another two...

    Tamás Aján has been sentenced to another two months in the naughty chair.

    [Insidethegames] Aján not allowed to resume IWF leadership in April after Board extends his absence
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    The old qualifying system stated that doping...

    The old qualifying system stated that doping positives would be counted if they occurred between a specified date in 2008 and a specified date in 2020. So I think that's safe.

    But there will be...
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    My Unqualified Opinion: The IWF will schedule...

    My Unqualified Opinion:

    The IWF will schedule a major tournament in 2021 that will also serve as the principal qualifying event for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

    1. The top eight ranked athletes...
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    I've been told that consensus is building within...

    I've been told that consensus is building within the IWF to endorse the following proposal to modify the Tokyo 2020 qualifying procedure (wording is mine):


    The requirement for athletes to...
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    Something that needs to be considered is that...

    Something that needs to be considered is that athletes and coaches from some countries are being prevented from travelling even when qualifying events aren’t cancelled.

    I know of at least one...
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    Which calls into question the point of having the...

    Which calls into question the point of having the rule. Unless "ensuing Olympics" is also intended to apply to the Olympics of the following quadrennial i.e. the 2024 Olympic Games.

    But having...
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    The official Tokyo 2020 qualifying rules are...

    The official Tokyo 2020 qualifying rules are linked here (the direct link is here).

    The regulation that pertains to this situation is C.4



    Because sanctions can take a very long time to be...
  16. I've done some more careful investigation and it...

    I've done some more careful investigation and it appears that results from the Qatar Grand Prix are missing from the T2020 qualifying database for the following classes: M109+, W87+

    If somebody...
  17. Curiously the results from the 2019 Qatar Cup...

    Curiously the results from the 2019 Qatar Cup still haven't been added to the IWF T2020 qualifying database - even though the competition was two months ago, and results from competitions held since...
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    The European Champs are a gold Olympic qualifying...

    The European Champs are a gold Olympic qualifying event and the last Olympic qualifying event for most European athletes.

    So I expect to see the opposite. We'll see athletes taking risks to get...
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    A fascinating long-form article was posted on ITG...

    A fascinating long-form article was posted on ITG a few days ago. Most of this material was discussed in the WLHouse podcast with Alex Kolliari-Turner that I mentioned in an earlier post, but there's...
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    I secretly enjoy watching Rostami compete -...

    I secretly enjoy watching Rostami compete - because it is never boring. In some ways his mentality reminds me of David Rigert.

    As for the general observation, one of the things I've learned in the...
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    Perhaps if you linked a copy of the preliminary...

    Perhaps if you linked a copy of the preliminary entry list then we could take a look at it for you?
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    Exclusive: Angry Board members may move to...

    Exclusive: Angry Board members may move to formally suspend Aján as IWF President

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1089817/iwf-board-angry-tamas-ajan-weightlifting
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    The ‘official’ salary for the IWF President is...

    The ‘official’ salary for the IWF President is 270,000 euros (300,000 USD) per annum.
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    Tamás Aján has been provisionally suspended for...

    Tamás Aján has been provisionally suspended for 90 days by the IWF Executive to allow an investigation into the allegations against him.

    Ursula Papandrea will serve as the acting President until...
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    I just finished listening to the latest USAW...

    I just finished listening to the latest USAW podcast "Jan 17 - The Quarterly Phil-in: Olympic Hopefuls, Drug Testing, & BARS".

    If you need an illustration of the closeness of the relationship...
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