Mr. Attila Adamfi, IWF Competition Director recently paid a visit to Nanjing, China in order to proceed to the Technical Visit in preparation of the Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014. He was received by the Nanjing 2014 Team and the appointed Competition Manager, Mr. Li Hao.
The venue to host Weightlifting competitions will be the Nanjing International Expo Center (NIEC) completed in 2008. The competition venue will also accommodate the weightlifting training providing easy and comfortable solution for athletes and team officials. Fencing, Taekwondo, Boxing and Modern Pentathlon/fencing competitions will also take place at the NIEC.
The competition venue has a perfect location, in between the Athletes Village and the Olympic Stadium.
The draft Competition Schedule was approved. According to the provisional schedule, the Weightlifting event will kick off on 17 August 2014 – right after the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014. The newly built Athlete’s Village is under construction and will be completed in early 2014.