74 countries will take part in the 74th World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
The Centennial World Championships from 9th to 17th November 2005 welcome 192 male weightlifters from 61 countries, and 115 women competitors from 43 countries: a total of 307 competitors from 74 nations.
The competitions at the Al Sadd Sports Centre open on Wednesday at 13:00 h Qatar time.
On the eve of the World Championships, the IWF held its Annual Congress and received reports about the preparations for the next years’ major event. The IWF Calendar is full until 2008 and candidates are lining up to bid for the 2009 championships.