FISU President George E. Killian welcomed IWF Delegate Anikó Németh-Móra, IWF Director at the International University Sports Federation’s headquarters in Brussels on 24th October 2006. Present also at the meeting were FISU Director-General Eric Saintrond and FISU Director of Education Kole Gjeloshaj.
After having carried out nine University World Cups since 1998 with impressive participation and great success, and about to stage another one in Lima, Peru in 2007, the IWF can now move forward by getting the FISU endorsement to carry out World University Weightlifting Championships, as of 2008.
By embracing the sport of weightlifting as a university sport, FISU adds another sport discipline to its broad range of sports, bringing the number of FISU sanctioned sports to 32 for the World University Championships.
IWF has offered its full co-operation on all technical, organisational, promotional, development and educational issues of the World University Championships and expects a substantial boost in interest and participation in weightlifting among the university students of the world.