The International Weightlifting Federation delegation paid a visit to Colorado Springs for the first time ever. The visit marks a historical trip since there had never been any technical visits before dedicated only to Anti-Doping purposes. For these reasons, IWF’s visit to coordinate the Event Testing and Education with the United States Anti-Doping Agency is a sign of IWF’s strong commitment to Clean Sport.
The IWF Technical visit was led by Dr. Patrick Schamasch, Anti-Doping Commission Chairman joined by Dr. Eva Nyirfa Legal Counsel and Dr. Lilla Sagi Junior Legal Counsel. As part of the Organizing Committee, the USA Weightlifting hub hosted the meetings successfully.
Just like in the past, it remains highly important that at the biggest IWF Event the athletes and the athlete support personnel receive the most comprehensive Anti-Doping information and feel their involvement in the fight against doping.
The IWF warmly welcomes the cooperation with USADA as the best protection to Clean Lifters could be given with joint forces.